Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Business environments work: not always!
A number of sensible people focused on designing education environments look at business venues and other places. Many are just great places to work - but not always.
I have worked a lot recently in one environment - and I always think of a factory office. It is just rows of desks and monitors with almost no break. Where are the different environments - where are the break out spaces, where are the alternative forms of furniture? Surely we all know that just rows of desks don't work all the time? It doesn't work in schools, why would it work for adults?