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 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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