Make Space

How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

What is this book about?

Make Spaceis a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity, based on the work at the Stanford University Environments Collaborative Initiative.

Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space. This guide offers non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play and innovate. There is you will find:

Tools — tips on how to build everything from furniture, to wall treatments, and rigging.
Situations — scenarios, and layouts for sparking creative activities.
Insights — bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut your learning curve.
Space Studies — candid stories with lessons on creating spaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting.
Design Template — a framework for understanding, planning, and building collaborative environments.

Who is it useful for?

If you see the stagnation in your creative activity, you have to use Make Space for activating it, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips and instructions that can be approached from a wide variety of angles, Make Spaceis a ready resource for empowering anyone to take control of an environment.

Who is the author?

Scott Doorley
Scott Witthoft
an engineer and a designer

Scott Doorley‘s work focuses on how physical context and digital media can benefit human experience. His installations with the Dacha Art Collective have been exhibited in the San Jose Museum of Art and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco.

Scott Witthoft‘s professional work as an engineer and a designer has focused on understanding and manipulating interactions among systems. 


"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times."

Bill Moggridge
Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

"Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it."

James P. Hackett
President and CEO, Steelcase

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