Our university provides computer lab rooms for the students. We will soon build some new ones, and possibly re-build some of the old ones, and we are looking for new solutions.
What we have now looks like this:
From my experience, and a Google image search on "university computer lab", it seems similar to other universities all around the world.
But we would like to re-think the old ways and provide a better environment for the students, as envisioned in CDIO workspaces ("Workspaces and laboratories that support and encourage hands-on learning of product and system building, disciplinary knowledge, and social learning").
Perhaps a new floor plan with smaller rooms, or new furnishings, something like what is described in New Design and Synergistic Collaboration Revitalize Gallaudet University's Harkin Computer Lab?
We would like to hear from others who can share experiences from some alternatives. What have you tried? Did it work?