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I've created this blog for individuals to give feedback on the collaborative design process (CDP). Please comment on elements of the process (including facilitation, space, equipment) that you found ineffective or helpful. The more specific you can be, the better. After we hear from everyone, we will think about ways to improve the CDP. Please be critical. It is the only we can enhance the process.
I just wanted to express that this week has been a wonderful introduction to the team. It has been dynamic, creative and engaging. The meeting today on BRS was fantastically and I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts, comments and addendums.
I've attached the word document that we passed out at the meeting, for further perusal. It includes the following bits of knowledge:
- Patrons like the current system
- Room set-up is a barrier to success
- Clarity is important
- TC community is usually polite
- The Library often appears to patrons as more “quietâ€? on higher floors
- Judgment about the value of room use is important
- Patrons aren't always sure when they'll need a room (or what they need)
- Patrons want “bagels and juiceâ€?
- Emptiness is perceived as good
- Monitoring rooms is difficult
Lin, Ivan and I have completed our data analysis. For complete details, please download our handouts in PDF format. Our main observations include:
The rooms are being heavily booked by students and staff and rarely booked by regular faculty
EDD Students book rooms at higher rates compared to other student groups (i.e. - MA or PHD students)
The programs that use the rooms most heavily are the groups concerned with Organizations (Organizational Psychology and Organization & Leadership), followed by Adult Ed and TEOSL
30% of people booking rooms live within walking dista...
This is a "what we noticed" list, not necessarily a set of problems:
1. some student groups block long periods of time on multiple days -- currently "AGXB," regression analysis, dissertation group X.
2. there are many "repeaters" on the system -- i.e., the total number of unique reservers might be interesting to count
3. student groups are registered in one name only -- that is, the system doesn't record who else will be in the room.
4. sometimes reserved rooms aren't being used (like when the principal's group vacated multiple small rooms to go outside and take advantage of the ni...
I thought "room reservations" was too limited a concept for the Wow Factor we ned so I tried a Google search: "meeting services" software reviews and found:
Facility Scheduling Software from Business-Software-Guide.com:
Top 5 Facility Scheduling Software
"We have reviewed the following Facility Scheduling software packages. They tend to be the most popular in their categories or have the most complete feature sets. There may be other excellent software packages that we have not listed he...
See how IDEO presents their work on RoomWizard and note the teams that were involved in its development.
This case study of the use of RoomWizard at British Petroleum touches on some of the problems we have been discussing in regard to our own room booking process.
The demo for the Steelcase RoomWizard is worth a look because it steps through the room reservation process. It also shows how rooms can be released or reserved at the last minute.