Libraries Change Lives<br /> Designing the Third Space<br />thedesignconcept<br />
“third space concept”<br />Libraries have a new social role as a meeting place to encourage engagement, participation and ...
“the red thread” Hjorring Library Denmark<br /><ul><li> a physical structure at the heart of the library that twists and w...
Not just aesthetically appealing, but acts as a communication tool for both users and staff</li></li></ul><li>It mediates ...
A meeting place,...<br />
a quite workspace...<br />
and a place for inspiration!<br />
Our design objectives:<br />To create a “user experience” rather than just supply product<br />..not about repeating an id...
How to create the ultimate user experience:<br />Three vital principles in a successful outcome<br />The staff and their a...
Finish the job!  ...take things a step further with branding and graphic concepts<br />Why?<br />Adds depth and profession...
The Finished Article Portobello LibraryThe first library completed in the 21st Century Refurbishment Programme in Edinburg...
Use of local history, people and landmarks giving a sense of ownership<br />
The Finished Article Thornaby Library – Stockton on Tees<br />
Projects to Watch out for......Harrogate Central Library, Skills Development Scotland, Longsight Library, and Elliot House...
 and finally        Signage ....<br />
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Daniella Hyslop - Libraries Change Lives Designing the Third Space

  1. 1. Libraries Change Lives<br /> Designing the Third Space<br />thedesignconcept<br />
  2. 2. “third space concept”<br />Libraries have a new social role as a meeting place to encourage engagement, participation and development.<br />They are distinctive informal gathering places<br />They need to be a dependable place of refuge, <br />They help create a sense of place and community<br />They should encourage sociability rather than isolation<br />Material should be presented in a context that tempts people to linger, relax and enjoy<br />They have a need to constantly evolve and stay relevant. They should reflect the variety found on the high street<br />They make life more colourful.<br />
  3. 3. “the red thread” Hjorring Library Denmark<br /><ul><li> a physical structure at the heart of the library that twists and winds its way though the library
  4. 4. Not just aesthetically appealing, but acts as a communication tool for both users and staff</li></li></ul><li>It mediates between zones in the library...<br />
  5. 5. A meeting place,...<br />
  6. 6. a quite workspace...<br />
  7. 7. and a place for inspiration!<br />
  8. 8. Our design objectives:<br />To create a “user experience” rather than just supply product<br />..not about repeating an idea<br />Needs to constantly evolve and must stay relevant – Libraries should change in line with the changes in society<br />Understand the specific needs of the users<br />Urban,.. versus City, ... versus Rural<br />Different groups have different requirements, therefore tailored solutions (however subtle) required<br />
  9. 9. How to create the ultimate user experience:<br />Three vital principles in a successful outcome<br />The staff and their ability to deliver<br />Technology and the tools available to deliver the service<br />Where we come in - The environment.. <br /> This must inspire and enable staff and customers alike to feel like they are in a place that provides and promotes their needs, develops and informs, whatever their age<br />The Design Process<br />Stakeholder and User Engagement<br />Zoning and Adjacencies<br />Design Layout - knock normal principles on their head viz: books stock,<br /> sightlines etc – make life easier for the customer<br />Incorporate bespoke elements to create focal points<br />Use of textures on fabric and material to take our ideas throughout – this offers continuity, cohesiveness and clarity<br />
  10. 10. Finish the job! ...take things a step further with branding and graphic concepts<br />Why?<br />Adds depth and professionalism<br />Helps identity<br />Promotes core values and mission<br />Creates mood and tone<br />Gives clarity in finding information<br />How?<br />Be site specific with a unique identity<br />Use local knowledge bank, photos etc<br />Adds a local dimension – this cannot be under estimated!<br />Important in creating a sense of place<br />Can reveal heritage to new audiences and reinforce value of heritage<br />Can provide useful material to create a strong visual identity<br />
  11. 11. The Finished Article Portobello LibraryThe first library completed in the 21st Century Refurbishment Programme in Edinburgh<br />
  12. 12. Use of local history, people and landmarks giving a sense of ownership<br />
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  14. 14. The Finished Article Thornaby Library – Stockton on Tees<br />
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  18. 18. Projects to Watch out for......Harrogate Central Library, Skills Development Scotland, Longsight Library, and Elliot House Library - Manchester<br />Fiction this way<br /> I want to read about..<br />
  19. 19. and finally Signage ....<br />

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