Workplace Strategy and Design Consulting:
Office of Global Learning: Education Abroad
Design Process and Deliverables
Qualitative and Quantitative Research
We developed and defined top criteria that support communication and collaboration, based on current literature and case studies. The criteria were used to strategically inform the design and evaluation of the space.
Proposed Floor Plans
The client requested two proposals: (1) a budget option and (2) a 'visionary' option. For each proposal there are three spaces: a large office, a smaller office, and a meeting room.
Virtual Journey Maps
We combined personas, storytelling, and renderings to infuse our design proposals with life. At the final pitch, we wanted the diverse members of the client group to feel they were heard, to have empathy for each other's experiences, and to envision themselves in the space. I scripted stories that were told aloud in synchrony with the virtual tours. From the first person perspective, the journey mirrored the typical experience of two distinct users: a mid-level employee and a student user. The stories were infused with bits of the client group's personality and spliced with slivers of their unique experiences we gathered during the discovery phase.