• Space Types

    The chemistry that makes up a successful learning space consists of right technology, good service support and the well-balanced space design concept that meets the needs of the users. This section provides insight in how to best plan them by providing:

    • Good practice guiding principles in planning for learning spaces
    • Method to successfully translate the user needs into tangible solutions
    • A palette of exemplary cases of various learning space types accompanied by detailed information on the attributes of the space that makes it successful
    • Taxonomy of learning spaces that organizes the space attributes as guide to check where the gaps are with the spaces you provide
    • And a list of tips to help you through the planning process

    It’s important to note, a particular space type that works well in one place, may not be the best solution in the context of another. Study the samples presented in the space browser holistically, taking into account of the various attributes of the space and then compare this with the space that you are planning for: the purpose, the sustainability of services that you intend to support it with and the technology and furnishings that could add value to the space.

     


    Guiding Principles
    Heuristics and design guidelines, referenced from recent implementation samples

    Description Templates
    Template to fill-out to list required design criteria for a future learning space

    Space Browser
    Interactive tool designed to browse through a catalog of space types and example spaces

    Learning Space Taxonomy
    Detailed framework of attributes for describing learning spaces

    Tips for Success
    Checklist of critical issues related to learning space design