SuperHappyFun time Game Lab Design 2.0

It was great to see everyone’s prototypes of the space in class. Testing the other prototypes, as well as receiving feedback about ours helped us to make some informed changes to our design. Below is a link to our revised prototype. Feel free to review it and leave us a comment on this post!

Current iteration of the prototype:



To give a brief of some changes we made and why….we didn’t want to rely on the florescent overhead lighting, so we are still wanting to use lamps, but more mobile lamps. Also the lamps are kind of an artistic accent of sorts. So pretty but useful 🙂 Instead of having one wall be a white board, whiteboard painted wall for the walls will allow greatest use of wall space. A little research shows that this could be done on the cinder-block walls if they are spackeled and painted with Kilz first. We thought through the access issues more as a group and decided to go with a key code secured lock box that holds the door key that  would be mounted outside the door (a big thank you to whoever mentioned the lock boxes realtors use!). It seems there will be enough space just inside the doorway to fit a minifridge with a candy jar to make things a little more comfortable. Then three more cosmetic changes are adding decals as decorations both in the hall outside the room and inside to add more color, getting some geeky front door mat for just outside in the hallway, and finally we thought about adding some artwork but decided it would be way better to have a giant digital picture frame that we could upload pictures to or just display rotating pics from the internet. We think all these changes along with some of the original features of the prototype will make an inviting and productive atmosphere for all users of the space.

To see a budget for this design go here:

-Andi, Rafi, & Verily


4 Responses to “SuperHappyFun time Game Lab Design 2.0”

  1. 1 Alejandro March 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I wonder if the lab name can be even more superhyperfunnier… Now seriously, I totally dig this design, specially the modular sofa solution, the minifridge and the wireframe wall. What it still lacks though is a big table wherein a small group of people can gather to play a big board game of some sort.

  2. 2 sophiabender March 5, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I really love the digital picture frame! I wonder if it’s possible to take an HDTV screen and turn it into a digital picture frame when it’s on “screensaver” mode… that would kill two birds with one stone.

  3. 3 Kylie March 6, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Sean will have to have a deep pocket for the costs of all of the munchies for the mini-fridge in this super swank setting! I’m a fan of the new welcome mat in addition to comments mentioned above.

  4. 4 Sean Duncan March 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    This is awesome — I very much like a lot of this design. The doormat is a really cute idea (though a cursory search makes it seem like there just aren’t many gamer doormats out there; gasp!). I think the sofa is the most interesting and most useful part of this design. While expensive, it might provide the most bang for the buck in terms of affording multiple uses in the space. I’m a little less hot on the digital picture frame idea (seems like it’ll be a bit wasteful energy-wise, too), but I’m open to thinking about it. Nice design, and really like where this has gone since we last chatted!

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