Diarama

The feed back from our first prototype revealed we needed to reconsider the amount of space and amount of seating, keep seating with storage, add a refrigerator under the Keurig coffee maker, and put a lock on the door.

In our redesign we have: Replaced bean bags with a modular couch, kept the seating with storage, added a refrigerator, and added a lock on the door like those used to sell houses. We also now suggest that the round quarter-circle table in the corner be modded from an existing round table in the CRLT space.

Action Plan: To get people to come to the space, we have added a coffee maker and refrigerator. We also propose a First Fridays event where people come to play games and mingle every first Friday of the month. The game lab would be advertised to people/students on the 5th floor and the Learning Sciences students and faculty, not the whole building. There are a variety of game types in this space to attract different interests. This should be a comfortable place to relax, play, and discuss work

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Our budget totals $3,212.73. Since we didn’t have time to share our budget in class, I’m uploading it here: https://docs.google.com/a/umail.iu.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmiIqBqwEx97dDBEdHhKRjFzWW8yakpLb2l6NV9IOUE#gid=0

-Rebecca, Hilary, and Sophia

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4 Responses to “Diarama”


  1. 1 amstrack March 3, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Love the 1st Fridays event idea, it’s genius!!!

  2. 2 Alejandro March 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Plus the coffeemaker, First Friday events are definitely a nice touch of this design!

  3. 3 Kylie March 6, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Lovely! These pictures have such a beautiful quality with the light edges. Thanks for uploading the budget here to the site — I think it’s a steal! I think that I want to lounge on that rug 🙂

  4. 4 Sean Duncan March 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    The regular gaming/discussion space idea is an excellent one, and one that I’d hoped to kick off this semester already — “Board Game Lunches” was a plan I’d had, but the semester seems to have gotten away from us. Perhaps something to reconsider for the fall. Much of this proposal focuses on the space as a communal meeting/social space, and that’s a real strength of it so far. I agree that a fridge/coffee pot, etc. would be nice, even though these already exist down the hall in the CRLT. It does position the space as being about the CRLT and LS’s social functions more than as a working lab space, and that’s something to think about in revising the design — I’d like to open up the space to become the “game room” for multiple folks, but it is also my lab space, which will be prioritized for my lab’s uses. So, I’m figuring out a way to balance that in all of the proposals. Very nice, and I’d love to hear any further ideas your group might have!


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