We are delighted to be able to offer the following publications for free download.
The Case For New Academic Workspaces
This report draws on our case study research into new academic workspaces in the UK, distilling the lessons learnt from these innovative projects to offer guidelines for future implementation. It describes the challenges of academic workspace design in the 21st century and considers various strategies and design solutions that can help to achieve the goals of a higher education institution and its academic members.
The Case For New Academic Workspaces - 1Mb PDF
Research Environments for HE
This report presents the key findings of an 18 month EPSRC sponsored study that investigated how research environments may be better designed to support the activities of their occupants. The study included case studies from the Department of Civil and Building at Loughborough University, the Freeman Centre (Universities of Sussex and Brighton), and the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control at the University of Bath.
Research Environments for HE - 4.8Mb PDF
We have also recently authored the following journal papers.
Parkin J., Austin S., Pinder J., Allenby S., & Baguely T., ‘Balancing collaboration and privacy in academic workspaces’ Facilities, Vol. 29, No. 1/2, 2011, pp. 31-49.
Lansdale M., Parkin J., Austin S. and Baguley T., ‘Designing for interaction in research environments: A case study’ Journal of Environmental Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2011, pp 407-420.