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Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration (Paperback)

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"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide acollaborative 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'sCooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

"Make Space is an articulate account about theimportance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive init."
--James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase

An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space tofuel creative work and foster collaboration.

Based on the work at the Stanford University and itsEnvironments Collaborative Initiative, MakeSpace is a tool that shows how space can be intentionallymanipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers chargedwith creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping anexisting space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategiesfor changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in whichteams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate.

Inside are:
Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, towall treatments, and rigging
Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creativeactivities
Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut yourlearning curve
Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creatingspaces 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 activatingcreativity, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips andinstructions that can be approached from a wide variety ofangles, Make Space is a ready resource forempowering anyone to take control of an environment.

About the Author

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, 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).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781118143728
ISBN-10: 1118143728
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English