Organization of an Experimental Workshop Workspace on the Example of ITMO University FabLab

  • Aleksei Shchekoldin
  • Andrei BalkanskiiEmail author
  • Lidia Korpan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)


Issues of usability and security of the organization of the space of production laboratory are discussed in the article. Data collected from the laboratory visitors and the growth charts of the laboratory’s audience are presented. The research was carried out on the basis of the FabLab Technopark of the ITMO University, which is a coworking zone with advanced equipment for implementation of projects in the fields of robotics, digital production, scientific and technical creativity. The resulting research can be used to organize the space of similar laboratories and increase the indicator of the convenience of space for users.


FabLab Ergonomics Organization of open working space Organization of laboratory space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksei Shchekoldin
    • 1
  • Andrei Balkanskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lidia Korpan
    • 1
  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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