Monday, October 28, 2013

A Visit to the D.School

While attending FabLearn this weekend, I got to peek into the D.School's space on both Saturday and Monday, and took a TON of pictures to document the incredible space organization - to bring back to my own school as we rethink our classrooms and prepare to build an incredible new innovation space.  Here's what I found:

Flexible, comfortable space:

The giant atrium, former-alley-between-two-buildings that serves as a common space.
This is where the d.school crash course video was filmed!

Note the glass garage door to allow the space to really open up when needed.

These flexible seating benches / work tables have portable hard surfaces.
Comfy for sitting or firm for writing / laptopping.

These rolling mini-couches were plopped all around the main floor.



Well-organized public work stations:


These work stations are essentially x-channel racks 
with electrical outlets and mini-tables...
Perfect for a quick work session, finishing up 
homework, spontaneous conversations.



Group Project Spaces:

White board mini-walls suspended on tracks

LOTS of white boards!

On the other side of the walkway, smaller more-enclosed flexible work spaces.



"The Makery:







Examples of items from the MakeSpaceBook:

Pop-up wall blocks.

Z-rail white board walls

Rolling bar-height tables and cube stools

White boards hung on the wall, posts, everywhere!


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