Collaboration & Huddle Spaces
Audio Visual Technology helping you collaborate at every level.
Collaboration – “the action of working with someone to produce something”.
We are collaborating all of the time and often do not realise this is what we are doing. It can be sat across desks with a colleague over a coffee, it could be an informal meeting around a table, or it could be in a more formal collaborative space/huddle space or huddle room. What is certain is that some of the best and most innovative ideas are born out of these collaborations and the use of effective audio visual solutions is aiding this.
When creating a collaborative work space for collaboration, flexibility is key, there should be no barriers. The technology should be there to assist and not hinder the collaboration process. Sharing content from a laptop can be facilitated with wireless screen sharing to display screens, which are also used for digital signage. Innovative furniture can provide a relaxed setting for a coffee break, but can also contain hidden connectivity to allow ideas to be shared and captured.
Collaborative work spaces and environments or collaborative learning spaces could include:
- Huddle Spaces (For smaller meetings and groups to share ideas informally)
- Collaborative rooms (Where more formal technology might be in place such as Teams/Zoom and provide a larger group collaboration environment)
- Collaborative Teaching Spaces/ Collaboration spaces(On a much larger scale but whilst using the same tools. Collaboration could be taking place between academics, students or guest lecturers via video conferencing).
In these collaborative work space environments or collaborative learning spaces, simplicity combined with audio visual technology and audio visual furniture is key. The 2020 Covid Pandemic changed the way in which we work and what we expect in terms of collaboration. Everything needs to be and should be as simple to use as your desk/laptop. These tools were vital in helping us collaborate via the use of Teams, Zoom and Google Meet and we expect that simplicity to be continued in a specialised environment.
Universal AV will work with you to discuss the types of collaborative work space or collaborative learning space you want and need and which audio visual solution best suits your work environment and will help aid the collaborative process. Once we understand how you want to work and your existing and preferred infrastructure we work with our technical team to provide concept solutions for you to stress test, and trial to see which solutions truly do work for you and receive the most positive feedback. Gaining user acceptance is critical and removes a barrier to this environment.
The audio visual furniture you choose plays a large part in these environments and has to be right. Having a pretty desk that has no functionality is not necessarily the right choice. We integrate audio visual solutions with some pretty funky furniture making the environment welcoming and practical.
Collaboration & Huddle Spaces
Case Study Highlight
Leeds University Business School Creating Collaborative Environments to Foster Learning
The University of Leeds was established in 1904 and is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. The University is in a world top 100 University and is renowned globally for its quality of teaching and research. Investing in Knowledge and Opportunity is key for the University; ensuring students have the best possible education and experience possible.