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Title:Equipping Collaborative Computing Spaces: A [re]Design at the Mary Brown Center
Author(s):Im, Suzanne; Gibbs, Deven; Rakha, Shameem; Ritz, Ithamar; Wolske, Martin
Subject(s):public computing centers
environmental psychology
architectural design
Abstract:Public computing has traditionally been relegated to spaces that are distinct from the areas where collaboration occurs. Computer labs are often placed in separate rooms with computers arranged so that users are facing the wall or an instructor rather than each other. By comparison, a quintessential collaborative computing space can be found in many cafés, where public computing is integrated into the social dynamics of the space. Decades of research in disciplines such as architecture and environmental psychology have produced a wealth of information on how to effectively use design to support designated uses of a space. However, these principles have not been widely applied to the design of public computing centers.
Issue Date:2010-10
Citation Info:Prato CIRN-DIAC Community Informatics Conference 2010: Poster Stream
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-11-08

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