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Storyboard: JLS Middle School

The Staff Room in JLS Middle School serves multiple functions for the staff. It’s the work room in which teachers prepare teaching materials (using the copy machine and other stationary); it’s storage for expensive computer devices the school owns; and from time to time, some teachers gather there to talk (because there isn’t enough meeting space on campus). This storyboard imagines the traffic happening when all functions are being utilized.

JLS storyboard

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Design Update (Storyboard) Taryn + Althea

Here’s a storyboard of an interaction of our persona Nia with the space. Since I’m not too skilled at drawing, I’ll explain a little more about what’s going on. We tried to model a rather typical interaction (similar to something we would have seen while observing the space during 3rd and 4th grade lunch last week). This particular scenario brings up a couple of our space-specific constraints. For example, we are working on how to design the space for the lines of students waiting for food in the most efficient and practical way. With this in mind, it would probably be best that Nia isn’t allowed to cut back in line with her friends. However, that constraint allows for the conflict to arise between Nia and Karla. Another one of our concerns is making it as easy as possible for the one supervisor, Bryce, to maintain order of all the students. In this interaction, it’s vital that Bryce notices the conflict immediately and is able to quietly and efficiently enforce discipline while still maintaining order with the rest of the students. Another one of our main efforts in redesigning this particular space is to best foster healthy socio-emotional development. Inspired by Ohlone Elementary, we’d ultimately like to have the discipline table be a place conducive for conflict resolution. Finally, it’s important that the janitor has the easiest time possible cleaning up the spilled milk (that means no carpet in the space, etc.). 

 

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