In shared space, there are four (4) kinds of space that need to be included in the design to provide focus and comfort for a variety of activities and personality types. The types are:
- We can both see each other
- Neither of us can see the other
- I/We can see you (singular or plural), but you can’t see me/us
- You can see me/us, but I/We can’t see you
It’s important to provide all the types because when you have a small organization or a team that handles a wide variety of jobs and tasks, they will need the difference spatial experiences to help them focus and meet the current challenge. In addition to providing the spaces, helping the team understand how they might be useful can be very helpful.