Preparing for THE discussion Learn their language Whats the size of the area you have to work with? Be specific about why you want something. Whats the purpose of the area? What kinds of furniture/technology do you need to meet the purpose?
Preparing for THE discussion.. Know how much money you have and have an idea of how much it will buy Consider alternatives – space reductions, different uses of space, etc. Tour other buildings similar to what you want or talk to others who have done similar projects.
What happens when… Be prepared for problems – Have alternatives ready for patron use during construction. Be prepared to answer the questions – we got this because….
THE INFOCOMMONS Utopia – no place Siren Song – luring us on to crash on the rocks Goethes Faust – to easily obtain all of human knowledge (the Internet?). God saves Faust because of his endless seeking.
May we endlessly seek to meet the needs of our users.