This research set out to investigate whether technological innovations in design and the personalisation
of tourist souvenirs through 3D printing, could offer opportunities to break away from stereotypically
throwaway, low quality, mass manufactured products that souvenir consumption is often associated
with. The study was undertaken within a historic environment in Stirling, Scotland, producing 3D printed
souvenirs in situ and inviting visitors to comment on the finished item. The paper concludes by reflecting
on the implications of the findings for heritage attractions in terms of sustainability, authenticity, intellectual
property rights, engagement with technology and areas for future research.
Anastasiadou, C., Foster, S. V., & Calder, L. (2015). Enhancing the tourist heritage experience through "In-Situ" customisable, 3D printed souvenirs