Scott Witthoft (left) and Scott Doorley (right) show images from the d.school's future space.
Posted February 18th, 2010
Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, co-directors of the Environment Collaborative at the d.school who design the school’s physical spaces, shared lessons learned taking the d.school from a 1,000-square-foot temporary trailer to its current location in a 10,000-square-foot former fluids research lab, during the School of Engineering's inaugural Transformative Speaker lecture on February 4. The Transformative Speaker Series is a companion piece to the Town Halls and workshops that will encourage faculty, students, and staff involvement in i2e Campus Transformation, the School of Engineering's plan to rebuild and renovate areas of its Brooklyn campus.
Fittingly, Doorley and Witthoft’s lecture, “Space as a Teacher, Space as a Tool,” took place in the future home of the School of Engineering's Game Innovation Lab, a multi-functional space for researching games as innovation challenges, conducting lab-style classes, and seminars. Katherine Isbister, the lab’s director who holds joint appointments in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Computer Science and Engineering Departments and is herself a Stanford alumna, explained it as a place “to foster conversation and interdisciplinary creativity.”