April 2009 Seminar on "Renovating for Innovating”

Important Attributes

This seminar in conjunction with the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIAA), and co-sponsored by Herman Miller was part of a series of PKAL activities focusing on the relationship of space and learning.

  • Flexibility
  • Available for spontaneous activity
  • Welcoming, shareable
  • Intuitive
  • Comfortable
  • A place to ask questions
  • Warm light
  • Technology infused “group virtual”
  • Supports left & right brain thinkers
  • Outdoors as learning spaces
  • Non-directional “teach from anywhere”
  • Open questions
  • Blending of activity
  • Messy
  • Crossroads
  • Value of simplicity
  • Free play
  • Quickly convertible space “41 sec train”
  • Personality of the space
  • Emblematic space
  • Only enough leadership to avoid chaos
  • Integration of real and virtual space
  • Has a soul
  • Tolerance of failure
  • Inverted classroom
  • Novel and useful
  • Controlled chaos classrooms
  • Idea of entrepreneurship
  • Tools used before
  • Hackability
  • Refresh visuals
  • Scalable
  • Forced unexpected connection
  • Easily incorporates PLAY
  • Promotes curiosity
  • Users are the owners
  • A place to be heard
  • Invites you to come in
  • Supports differences
  • Collage
  • Reflects personality of users, morphs
  • Multi-positions supported (sit, stand)
  • Hands on learning
  • Budget for continuous improvement
  • Interactive art
  • Shelters and vistas
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Sustainable; inspire
  • Visual toy box
  • Gadgets
  • Fun (back to childhood)
  • “brain changing” environment
  • Balance of solitude and interaction
  • Planned and unplanned
  • To see and be seen
  • Live “between” spaces
  • Enabling “boundary crossing students”
  • Different acoustic solutions
  • Portability (a global context)
  • Create sense of pride & belonging
  • Small $$ can make a difference
  • Engage the community
  • Sense of belonging
  • Multi-sensory
  • Builds community
  • “pizza” is at home
  • Innovative artifacts
  • Creating “sparks”