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G. g. g. g. g. g. Eudora, Mail- NOT online) Other (please explain) 14. Are these the activities you had planned to do in this room? 15. Was this your 1st choice of space? 16. If not, where might you have wanted to go and why didn’t you go there? 17. How many times have you come here in the past week? 18. What did you use this space for primarily (can be multiple)? 19. Looking back at the past week, how long on average were each of these visits to this space? 20. What are your three favorite elements of this space?
Students will also have videoconferencing capabilities. However, they are also making the flat floor rooms with tall ceilings so they could be convertible to discussion rooms and designing the ventilation and electrical in the horseshoe discussion rooms such that they could be convertible to flat floor TEAL rooms. Certain elements are designed to enable digital technology. In order to make it more cell phone friendly, they are designing nooks and crannies for people to make cell phone calls. They are trying to install outlets on the floors in as many critical areas as possible, although this is complicated on the first floor by the underground garage.
While it may appear that some of these “third” spaces are used heavily by laptop users, there are only a few places on campus (such as Sloan) where they are used for long periods of time by individual users. MBAs at Sloan are perhaps leading the campus in terms of their use of laptops. They seem to use lobby spaces heavily for a variety of tasks, many of which include being on a laptop, though also for eating and face-to-face meetings and socializing. Yet this may be due to the fact that they work heavily in groups and they lack adequate meeting spaces.
Architecture for Cyborgs: Laptops and Spatial Use at MIT by Ezra Goldman