ID MiniFab


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Project Description

The ID MiniFab which contains robots, conveyor belts, suction systems, rolls and milling machines is able to produce high-quality ID documents in single pieces ‘on-demand’. The design researchers supported the development process of the industrial machine with user research and design concepts.
We used a prop technique with which machine workers could simulate complex processes in a lab setting using artefacts and create visions around a tangible model and paper prototypes. We also involved managers to understand the challenges of the conventional process in comparison to the processes of the ID MiniFab using a small sized machine model. After the analysis of the activities, we developed a wide range of interaction concepts like different wearables, (tangible) displays, mixed reality and mobile apps for the maintenance workers that were partly transferred to patents.

Project Partners

Bundesdruckerei GmbH