Our Environments Collaborative, led by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, is hard at work on the Peterson building, where the d.school will be moving in March. It will be the fourth home the d.school has had in five years, and it's more permanent than our previous way stations. It's a chance for us to implement what we've learned so far about creating flexible, collaborative learning environments–at a higher resolution than we've been able to achieve in the past.
Just like everything we do at the d.school, we've used design thinking throughout our approach to the new building. That means putting together the broadest, most multi-disciplinary group of collaborators we can find. One of those collaborators has been Steelcase. Dave Shipman, Chief Designer for the furniture maker, was hanging out in our prototyping room last week. We talked with him about the new building, and collaborating with the d.school: