RE: pictures of design labs/design rooms

18 May 2005 - 2:09pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

I am looking for pictures of design rooms from creative design firm or design groups in software development companies. Examples would be the design room at Adobe, Peoplesoft, etc.

Basically I am looking for pictures of happy designers collaboratively brainstorming around tables with whiteboards, large sketchpads and hanging their sketches/ideas/brainstorming on corkboards.

Anybody have any? I am trying to build a business case for having a design room and need some pictures to illustrate.

-Wendy

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19 May 2005 - 2:23pm
ldebett
2004

Wendy-

We have a very large collaborative space here at Bose. I can't say that
you'll often find "happy designers" collaborating or brainstorming in this
room... you'd more likely find us *discussing* design solutions in very
passionate ways. ;-)

Bose has a pretty strict policy about cameras, so, while I can't take any
pictures to send you, I can tell you that we have 8'x4' (yes, that's in
feet) pieces of black gator board lining the entire perimeter of our room.
We tack documents both huge (6' x 4') and small (4"x6") on these, and
allocate specific ones to specific parts of the design. We also have rolling
white boards (3 or 4), meeting tables and some flip-charts. This room is
amazing because it's dedicated to be a living representation of the
UI/product and at any time anyone can go into this room and have a sense as
to where we are in the design. Anyone from Execs to S/W engineers. We have
our weekly critiques in there, as well as all our presentations and demos.
It's a very useful group space. It's the only place in this company where
you can get a sense of the whole of the design, rather than the individual
pieces that you'd get by visiting any of the designers' desks.

Good luck...

~Lisa

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> Basically I am looking for pictures of happy designers collaboratively
> brainstorming around tables with whiteboards, large sketchpads and hanging
> their sketches/ideas/brainstorming on corkboards.
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