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An exploration of space design and how it affects productivity, creativity, mental and emotional well-being, collaboration and so on!
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Public. Not Your Mother's Library | "library design" AN...

Public. Not Your Mother's Library | "library design" AN... | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century

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Research finds classroom design is more important than school design - The Construction Index

Research finds classroom design is more important than school design - The Construction Index | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
A new study throws light on the impact that classroom design can have on the performance of primary school pupils.

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Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School

Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
Different school cultures approach the design of the classroom in different ways. Innova Design Solutions have chosen this time of education reforms to conduct research into the advantages of creating bespoke classrooms to fit the class’ needs.

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Repeindre sa salle de classe avec les élèves, c'est préparer le bac !

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FLLACT: Furniture, Layout, Lighting, Acoustics, Colour, Temperature

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Classrooms. FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LEARNING, WORKING SPACE

Classrooms. FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LEARNING, WORKING SPACE | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
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FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LEARNING, WORKING SPACE BRINGS STUDENTS ...
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One of the Arizona's most unique K-12 learning environments made its debut last week in Glendale.

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The Roof of This Sloped Library Doubles as an Awesome Slide

The Roof of This Sloped Library Doubles as an Awesome Slide | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
Imagine how much easier it would be to get kids excited about going to the library if the library itself doubled as a playground. That's exactly what's happened in an earthquake-ravaged village in China's Yunnan Province. The town's new library doubles as a community center with a slide on top. And it's beautiful.
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Innovative and fun!

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Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
A sprawling abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been transformed into the nation's largest public library, with self-check-out kiosks and an art gallery.
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Talk about moving from one extreme to the other. I can see no better use of space than this transformation from one of the worst places in the world to one of the best.  Yay!

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Redesigning your Learning Spaces: How Mobile Technology Demands a New Classroom – from Jen Carey | Leading Change in Changing Times

Redesigning your Learning Spaces: How Mobile Technology Demands a New Classroom – from Jen Carey | Leading Change in Changing Times | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
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A brief and concise look at the advantages of technology and flexibility in learning spaces.  This entry describes how a school has designed an "idea lab," in which the students build the space, enabling ownership and a deeper investment in their learning.  Worth a quick look.

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The Impact of Classroom Design on Learning (Part 1) - Relational Schools Project

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Last November RSP Research Director, Robert Loe, attempted to articulate a purer education experience.

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India Art n Design inditerrain: Origami-based Paper Microscope

India Art n Design inditerrain: Origami-based Paper Microscope | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
Stanford Professor, Manu Prakash designs an ultra-low-cost paper microscope to aid disease diagnosis in developing regions…
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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

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Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School

Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
Different school cultures approach the design of the classroom in different ways. Innova Design Solutions have chosen this time of education reforms to conduct research into the advantages of creating bespoke classrooms to fit the class’ needs.

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Matthieu Dunias's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:29 AM

Repeindre sa salle de classe avec les élèves, c'est préparer le bac !

Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:39 AM

FLLACT: Furniture, Layout, Lighting, Acoustics, Colour, Temperature

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A Visit to the Lovett School Story Studio: Redesigning Learning Spaces, Rewriting Narratives of Learning

A Visit to the Lovett School Story Studio:  Redesigning Learning Spaces, Rewriting Narratives of Learning | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Lovett School Story Studio Project  in Atlanta, Georgia. This project, which I have been following since its inception a little over a year ago, began w...
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Learning Environment: 20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces

Learning Environment: 20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it
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Another good post in a list format (read: accessible, organized, easy to understand) on learning space design.  Some highlights include: a consideration of getting rid of chairs and promoting comfort, creating a space that enables play (a powerful motivator), a reduction in mental and physical stress by providing easy, stress-free access to restrooms (kind of silly, but a serious, basic need!), the concept that de-cluttered = distraction-free, and the big difference that small details can make.  Also touched upon is one of my most favorite design elements: LIGHTING.  It should be adjustable, ambient, and adequate.  Lighting is so important in creating a positive and inviting atmosphere.  

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Six Lessons from the Bauhaus: Masters of the Persuasive Graphic

Six Lessons from the Bauhaus: Masters of the Persuasive Graphic | Impact! of Space Design | Scoop.it

"The Bauhaus school of art and architecture in early 20th century Germany was the birthplace of a revolution in modern design."

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I have always been a person greatly affeted by my physical surroundings. I have not always been able to identify it, nor have I fully appreciated the impact until more recently, but looking back it just seems so screamingly obvious.  Beautiful surroundings = happy mood, high productivity, high creativity.  Bleak surroundings = wretched mood, low motivation, high reluctance to engage.  High School was bleak and I hated it.  Studying Art History abroad in Rome was beautiful and one of the best times of my life.  While in Rome I took a design history survey course, in which we learned about the Bauhaus.  I think it only right for my first "scoop" on space design to be about the Bauhaus because it completely changed the way I view the world and my surroundings.  Most importantly, it brought to light one of the most important design principles that has informed my life: form follows function.  The most wonderful moment in any design project is when the balance between form and function meet in the creative process to produce a highly functional, yet highly attractive outcome.  This "scooped" blog entry does the Bauhaus justice in its clearly outlined, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing format.

 

*The eagle-eye viewer might notice that the icon for this blog is a rendering from the Bauhaus ;)

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