Future University – Edge Zones
February 5, 2013 – 6:47 pm | Comments Off on Future University – Edge Zones

I’ve been thinking a bit about the future of the university, and it seems to me that a new model may be emerging, one that has something of the traditional sanctuary of a place of learning, but that innovatively engages communities, both local and international. There will, of course, have to be those preserves where students and teachers can contemplate their experience and learn together, but there must also be what, for the moment, one might think of as an edge zone where interactions of many kinds might take place.

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Design-Inquiry

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Hybrid-Space

Find out how new technology is changing the way we work and learn. Hybrid spaces require new approaches and supports in order to successfully merge virtual and physical presence.

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Shaping Practice to the Client
September 28, 2010 – 9:30 pm | Comments Off on Shaping Practice to the Client
Shaping Practice to the Client

In our work we shape our approach to the particular needs and circumstances of each individual client.  We introduce lean design ideas in every case to the extent we can.  The result is to increase …

LifeSpace: New Space for Discovery
September 28, 2010 – 9:13 pm | Comments Off on LifeSpace: New Space for Discovery
LifeSpace: New Space for Discovery

Within the life sciences and biotech industries we are seeing novel combinatorial sciences and system biology approaches quickly overtaking traditional approaches. In order to promote and maintain innovation, new research laboratory prototypes and processes are needed that are better aligned with current research techniques and readily adaptable to accommodate future methods.

Media Rich Environments – ADMZ Idea Cafe
September 27, 2010 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off on Media Rich Environments – ADMZ Idea Cafe
Media Rich Environments – ADMZ Idea Cafe

One of the challenges faced by organizations with multiple locations or with disparate work groups or multiple partnerships is the ability to easily exchange information and communicate ideas effectively. Technology provides a wide range of …

Lean Design Services
September 24, 2010 – 4:42 pm | 3 Comments
Lean Design Services

Conventionally, design services are offered near the outset of a project and completed before implementation. They happen in a relatively concentrated period of time and designers rarely engage with the resulting spaces after construction.

Emerging Workplaces: The Cowork phenomenon
September 16, 2010 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off on Emerging Workplaces: The Cowork phenomenon
Emerging Workplaces: The Cowork phenomenon

New hybrid spaces are emerging that create alternative workplaces with the express purpose of supporting mobile work. These hybrid spaces provide work support and the buzz or social activity without distractions and interruptions.

Third Places: The Café Work Culture
September 16, 2010 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Third Places: The Café Work Culture
Third Places: The Café Work Culture

Third places have emerged as a viable alternative to working at home. Mobile workers are attracted to the social interaction as an antidote to the relative isolation of home. The appropriation of, social or ‘third places’ as an alternative to the traditional ‘second place’ office as a work setting is a rapidly growing phenomenon.

Working at Home: The pros and cons of telecommuting
September 16, 2010 – 2:26 pm | Comments Off on Working at Home: The pros and cons of telecommuting
Working at Home: The pros and cons of telecommuting

People have long used the home as a refuge for urgent or reflective work, setting themselves up with a home office, working at the kitchen table or whatever space might be free at the time.

Defining Work
September 13, 2010 – 7:26 pm | Comments Off on Defining Work
Defining Work

How does one get to the nature of the work?

The first key is close observation; how is the work done? What are the interactions that define the work flow? Who interacts with whom, and what is the content of the interaction?

Sprint Digital Lounge
September 13, 2010 – 3:13 pm | Comments Off on Sprint Digital Lounge
Sprint Digital Lounge

Hybrid space is all around us and embedded in our everyday experiences. It is shaped by your interactions with technology in subtle but powerful ways. You are engaged in hybrid space while watching the morning …

Anderson Porter Design
September 8, 2010 – 4:09 pm | Comments Off on Anderson Porter Design
Anderson Porter Design

In 2008 Anderson Porter Design engaged iconic photographer Elsa Dorfman to shoot a portrait to commemorate the return of our design practice to Cambridge.