Tag Archives: Office

An update on my office

My lakefront office

Last October, I promised to rethink how my office was being used. The old set-up worked well when I was there, but I realized that was only about 2% of the time; nearly all of my teaching, research, writing, and meetings happen elsewhere. Inspired by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft’s wonderful book Make Space: How to set the stage for creative collaboration, our research group rethought how we could Read More →

The end of my “office”

My office circa 2013 - pretty traditional

Our department is raising money for a new, or upgraded building. There’s no question we can improve on what we have. Lowry Hall was originally constructed in the mid 1900’s at a time when the trend was to bolt desks and chairs to the floor and, judging from the size of these desks, when most college students were about 5’ tall.  The windows are drafty Read More →