Thinking divergently is essential to the learning process of people all ages, and the spaces people are in should promote creativity and collaboration. Knowing this, my team and I created a learning space keeping colour, atmosphere and comfort in mind while having designated areas for stimulation, collaboration, reflection & play.
My team and I got to brainstorming quickly, starting with mind-mapping our issues with the education system. We also created an online survey that generated results from 40 users. We then converged our ideas and came up with a statement: The way you interact with your environment affects the way you learn.
Encouraging collaboration and ideation in an open, inviting environment. The use of stools instead of chairs and desk creates a sense of community and makes people open to critique and sharing ideas.
This space uses modular desks so that students customize their seating arrangements so that they have ownership over their own personal space and feel comfortable in that space.
This space encourages exploration. Storage will contain a variety of supplies so that students can practice hands-on learning in an open space.
This project had many moving parts, so my role was creating an isographic drawing of the room, colour theory, helping with room layout and the 3D model for the VR experience.
The furniture is moveable to give students a sense of ownership and agency over their own space, maximizing their ability to create and collaborate. I created a mock-up of what the room would look like in an isometric view. I combined the research conducted on colour theories and customizable furniture to create an illustration of what the design would ideally look like.