The impact of technology and the pervasive rise of the Internet is changing our working spaces. Flexible learning and working environments increase collaboration, creativity and productivity. We call these DesignWork™ Spaces.
The built environment is under pressure to change in this information rich world. There are radical redefinitions of space, how we use it, and the demands we make of it. Our physical spaces require the functionality we expect from our computers, and there exists a higher demand for the aesthetics of space – spaces that inspire, stimulate, enable and motivate.
There are pressures for collaboration. Technology enables us to work together and across disciplines in ways we could not have imagined. The complexity of the world we now inhabit requires us to work together to make sense and recreate it. This is a team effort. All of these pressures and trends have an impact on the learning and collaborative environment of the 21st Century.
To inspire stakeholders to find creative solutions in order to generate results from constrained resources, Ludic Group creates theatres for accelerated learning and working. Spaces that are configured to meet all physical, virtual, multi-media and creative requirements, enabling groups of different sizes to actively engage in collaborative and creative decision making.
DesignWork™ Spaces enable teams to use design thinking and accelerated ways of working at their local sites. These spaces enable teams to work together more effectively, more creatively and more collaboratively. DesignWork™ Spaces can be designed to accommodate whole business areas of up to 1000 people, provide new learning environments for teachers and educators, or to support specific programmes and projects.
DesignWork™ Spaces include a wide range of collaborative technology and furniture. Tools such as dynamic workwalls promote creativity and make it easy for information to be moved around to where it is needed. Enabling, simple to use technology such as multi-touch collaboration tables and screens accelerate the processing of information. Digitally augmented whiteboards capture anything written anywhere in real-time. Professional quality production equipment enables rapid dissemination of decision across all media.
The methodologies we use to help build our DesignWork™ Spaces are based on over 30 years of research into how environments support learning, collaboration and decision-making. We provide our clients with training on our methods and Design Event approaches. These methods provide repeatable means of enabling teams to collaborate and solve challenges.
Components of a DesignWork space include:
Work and learning has both a physical and a virtual character. A support team of technical and subject matter experts create a virtual environment that contains the knowledge bases and the outcomes of the Decision-making. This may be designed and built in real time. It may also be designed and built in collaboration with the learning group as part of the learning process. The virtual environment contains the tools required to continue to work, keep the momentum, share knowledge and develop ideas online.
Knowledge Rich Working
Equipped with technology, process and data, information is quickly explored and put to use. Resources for exploration, prototyping, simulating, production and collaboration are readily available, enabling teams produce and support output across all media. Build to the needs of the decision making, the space provides enabling tools to maintain continuous and asynchronous engagement and collaboration beyond the physical events.
An Adaptive Space
Designed to quickly change over time as the team moves from one modality to the next and adapt to the journey of the decision-making, enabling the transformation of complex problems into new opportunities.