Make Space

Make Space : How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

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"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum "Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it." James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate.
Inside are: Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, to wall treatments, and rigging Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creative activities Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut your learning curve Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creating spaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting Design Template--a framework for understanding, planning, and building collaborative environments Make Space is a new and dynamic resource for activating creativity, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips and instructions that can be approached from a wide variety of angles, Make Space is a ready resource for empowering anyone to take control of an environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 211 x 203 x 16mm | 566g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 1118143728
  • 9781118143728
  • 56,654

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make space is about creative spaces and about creating spaces. Space is more than just the physical environment.

Five types of content are mixed into the book.

Enter from whatever direction suits your needs:

tools
stuff to build

situations
quick, repeatable configurations

insights
ideas to consider

design template
a simple breakdown of how the properties of places can spark actions and attitudes in people

space studies
true stories about making space and living in it

The more than 100 mini-entries in this book will help you slice through this complexity and jump from inspiration to action: make an existing space more collaborative, conceive of new creative work spaces, and design learning environments from scratch.

This guiding content emerged from a five-year experiment at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (aka the d.school) and from continuous (but jovial) poking and prodding of countless students, faculty, visitors, and project partners.

Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft are directors of the Environments Collaborative at Stanford University's d.school--the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. With the d.school's support, they have prepared make space as a tool for everyone interested in designing and creating environments to support creative collaboration.

Scott Doorley's work focuses on how physical context and digital media can benefit human experience.

His installations with the Dacha Art Collective have been exhibited in the San Jose Museum of Art and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco. Currently he is the Creative Director at the Stanford d.school, where he teaches classes in subjects at the intersection of design and media arts: storytelling and visual communication, improv, and digital media.

Scott has degrees in film from the University of California, Los Angeles (BA '96) and learning, design, and technology from Stanford University (MA '06).
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Back cover copy

Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum:
If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times.

James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase:
By actively thinking about the implications a space has on its inhabitants, we can create great experiences for those who enter. make space is an articulate account about the importance of space: how we think about it, build it and thrive in it.
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Table of contents

Foreword David Kelley Preface George Kembel The Environments Collaborative 1. Instructions 2. Tools 3. Situations 4. Insights 5. Design Template 6. Space Studies Index
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Review quote

If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times. You can browse it for tools to enhance teamwork, configurations to enable activities, insights about communal behaviors, design templates and first person stories. The way we design our spaces can help us or hinder us, inspire new ideas or stifle them, make it easier to work together or set us apart. Discover here how to improve team dynamics by altering your physical environment. Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
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About Scott Doorley

Scott Witthoft's professional work as an engineer and a designer has focused on understanding and manipulating interactions among systems. This has covered a spectrum including forensic structural engineering, furniture design, and curriculum design. Scott is an amateur musician with a love of stringed instruments. As a Lecturer at Stanford University, he teaches classes in human-centered design and storytelling and visual communication. Scott has degrees in civil engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (BS, '99) and The University of Texas at Austin (MS, '00), and product design from Stanford University (MSE '08). Scott Doorley's work focuses on how physical context and digital media can benefit human experience. His installations with the Dacha Art Collective have been exhibited in the San Jose Museum of Art and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco. Currently he is the Creative Director at the Stanford d.school, where he teaches classes in subjects at the intersection of design and media arts: storytelling and visual communication, improv, and digital media. Scott has degrees in film from the University of California, Los Angeles (BA '96) and learning, design, and technology from Stanford University (MA '06).
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