FLEXspace 2.0 Presentation from UBTech Conference, June 17. Document outlines the process and principles of the new FLEXspace tool, along with samples from the product prototype. Project was created by Konrad+King team members Chris Wood, Dane Storrusten and Bennett King with guidance from FLEXspace team members Dr. Rebecca V. Frazee (SDSU) and Dr. Lisa Stephens (SUNY Buffalo).
The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange – FLEXspace – is an open-access repository populated with examples of learning spaces to help campuses save time, money, and effort and improve the way they plan, design, document, and promote their projects. It contains high resolution images and related information that describes detailed attributes of these spaces from institutions across the globe.
FLEXspace - Flexible Learning Environment Exchange - Version 2.0 Design
FLEXspace 2.0 Shaping society through design.
We are transforming the way progressive
educational institutions plan, collaborate,
and create modern learning spaces.
Konrad+King’s passion to shape society makes us a high-value partner by
discovering the highest impact user need, uncovering proliﬁc yet practical design
opportunities, and connecting people through great technology experiences.
We discovered and deﬁned behaviors,
customer needs, work habits, and core
values through in-depth customer
interviews and workshops.
THE PRAGMATIC PROBLEM SOLVER
Collect ideas and samples
Add external content
Add content from devices
Share collections private/public
Solving problems and getting things done
with what they have to work with.
Learn best practices
Learn about new industry trends
Focus info on areas of interest
See who’s talking about what
Add/edit product info
Quick/easy upload process
Upload images as a “space”
Upload images to existing group
Uploade documents & files
Upload group of imgs as gallery
Upload to private collection
PUBLIC & PRIVATE
Communicate with a group
Chat with a group
Ask for help on a subject
Share to community for input
Support others with my input
Adhoc gallery browsing
Target projects like mine
See the best industry projects
Filter galleries by component
View case studies
Create my own public gallery
Projects at my intitution
Create private community space
Who’s looking at my content?
Get supportive input
Notifications of activity
Promote our success
Search the way I like
Search by any topic
Relevant search suggestions
Filter search results
What are others searching?
The Macgyver of Learning Spaces. Tasked from above
to complete initiates; they rely on their own deep
knowledge of technology and their ability to solve
problems to see project through.
I get the requirements,
I look at others for
examples, and then I
figure out how to piece
it together on a budget.
We partnered intimately with the
FLEXspace team to imagine a variety
of solutions through iterative and
collaborative concept development.
We engineered the features
into a user-centered
navigation convention and
deﬁned a repeatable
A responsive web app with more
robust browsing & search, inviting
community interactions, and
authoring tools that fuel learning
space design & development.
Curated galleries and collection tools enable
fresh, new paths of discovery and inspiration
that speak the industry language.
Toolkits, resources, and inspiration for
the most progressive creative spaces
795 12 15
Browse spaces where learning
happens while creating and building.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
1,685 12 15
Creative Maker Space
USC, Roski School of Design
795 18 21
Penn State University
559 10 14
795 12 15
Create a contributor culture that
starts with the institution, and
expands globally into a thriving
Empowering tools to help you create
beautiful, informative online case
studies of your spaces to inspire
CREATIVE MAKER SPACE
Scope: New Construction
Institution: Public College/University
LSRS Score: 18/34
The New School
An classic art school gets an upgrade with
state-of-the-art tools and a maker space
that speeds the creative process.
Herman Miller and Roski worked together to plan and
outfit a highly functional space that would support 3-D
printing and rapid prototyping. The space also had to be
versatile enough to adapt for use as a studio or traditional
classroom since, like many other schools, Roski is pressed
for space. Roski requested several design considerations
that would help their students and faculty work more
effectively. The resulting space—and stools—far exceeded
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS (12)
Open Space Stackable Stools
Work Stations Private Space
Assistant Director, Facilities
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN
WATT HALL 105
Starting with Spaces as the core of the
tool, FLEXspace will expand in function
& feature over the next year.
> Spaces & Galleries
> Simple User, Usage, and
> Idea Boards
> LSRS Integration
> Complex Usage Data
Search Metrics and Data
Browse through curated galleries of
trending educational spaces.
Powerful ﬁlters and modern search
make targeting easy.
Simpliﬁed upload process with fewer
requirements, suggestions for content,
and wizard to guide you through it.
Each space has expanded content and
images that allow you to create case
studies that read like a blog post.
Spaces tied to the institution so you
can see others like you.
See info, contacts, and all the spaces
for your institution or others.
View case studies, spaces, and
products from corporate partners.
See all that our partners can offer
your project in one location.
A one-stop-shop for how-to’s,
resources, research, and information
curated by the FLEXspace team.
Your spot to collect your own
inspirations or share with your team
while you create new spaces.
Collaboration tools like chats, forums
and blogs provide the backbone of the
shared FLEXspace community.
How can we help
you shape society?
Managing Partner, Konrad+King