Room Program

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This is a program document for the physical room layout and a scratch pad for associated notes, research and observations.


A program document specifies the requirements of a space without concern for how these requirements will be met. By coming up with a program before planning the specific layout, we separate the concerns of specifying requirements and implementing those specifications.

Potentially relevant observations small inferences

I recorded these observations on August 3, 2013, during the reorganization weekend. They should represent how the room was normally arranged before that.

I should add some pictures so that everything below makes sense.


These observations focus more on objects rather than how people interact with them. You might call these "traces" or "leftovers" or other things depending on the exact observation.

  • Junk often accumulates in on the main table.
  • There are plants all over the place, but there's no special place for them.
  • Each table has access to power plugs.


  • The stuff on the windowsill is rarely used.
  • DoraBot and empty arcades are rarely used but not stored in the closet. (These are big; maybe we should come up with a better way of storing big things.)
  • People plug into the speakers quite a bit.

Features that could be documented

The existance of these things might be particularly good to document in the room.