Discussion in class on Friday revolved around the different aspects of re-designing the studio space. Several of the presentations had points that hit home and will be incorporated into my studio designed studio.
The Interviews that were given by a few groups showed not so much the intent of the students using the studio but the importance of wording your questions. It was evident how easily a question can be posed to receive an answer, either intentionally or unintentionally. In that even open ended questions can be directed we received basically the same data regardless of time in program, sex, age, etc. The final question in the interview group gave incredible insight. I loved the comment that we should use this opportunity for “staging for open house” If we treat our studio like our house and decorate it with the best and most tasteful pieces in the right spot, our open houses will be much more fulfilling.
Suggestions came from all groups:
- Sliding walls for area separation
- Cellular shades (by Grabber) may not be practical but a great idea
- Digital pin-up area… I loved this idea.
- Photography/Staging room (an absolute must!)
- Lockers + Secure storage
- Appliances in Quiet spaces.
As a whole we all looked at our studio space from other people’s eyes and found that everyone has the same issues.