January 3, 2012
make space is about creative spaces and about creating spaces. Space is more than just the physical environment.
Five types of content are mixed into the book. Enter from whatever direction suits your needs:
stuff to build
quick, repeatable configurations
ideas to consider
a simple breakdown of how the properties of places can spark actions and attitudes in people
true stories about making space and living in it
The more than 100 mini-entries in this book will help you slice through this complexity and jump from inspiration to action: make an existing space more collaborative, conceive of new creative workspaces, and design learning environments from scratch.
This guiding content emerged from a five-your experiment at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (aka the “d.school”) and from continuous (but jovial) poking and prodding of countless students, faculty, visitors, and project partners.
Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft are directors of the Environments Collaborative at Stanford University’s d.school – the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. With the d.school’s support, they have prepared make space as a tool for everyone interested in designing and creating environments to support creative collaboration.
Scott Doorley’s work focuses on how physical context and digital media can benefit human experience. His installations with the Dacha Art Collective have been exhibited in the San Jose Museum of Art and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco. Currently he is the Creative Director at the Stanford d.school, where he teaches classes and subjects at the intersection of design and media arts: storytelling and visual communication, improv, and digital media. Scott has degrees in film from the University of California, Los Angeles (BA ’96) and learning, design, and technology from Stanford University (MA ’06).
Scott Witthoft’s professional work as an engineer and a designer has focused on understanding and manipulating interactions among systems. This is cover the spectrum including forensic structural engineering, furniture design, and curriculum design. Scott is an amateur musician with the love of stringed instruments. As a Lecturer at Stanford University, he teaches classes in human-centred design and storytelling and visual communication. Scott has degrees in civil engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (BS ’99) and the University of Texas at Austin (MS ’00), and product design from Stanford University (MSE ’08).