In previous blogs (see MPK16 in the Virtual World: Enhancements! and MPK16 in the Virtual World: More Enhancements!), I discussed the various configurations of the MPK16 Break Area and Multi-Purpose Room. Now, I'll demonstrate the last two areas in the workspace that have multiple configurations.
Also, we'll now be conducting the Guided Tours of our virtual workspace on the first Tuesday of each month, including tomorrow, November 3. If you’d like to join us, meet at the Sun Employee Island (slurl:http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%206/117/110/26) at 10am SLT (PT). (Note: your Second Life avatar must be registered as a Sun Employee; register or get an avatar here.)
Collaborative Studio Configurations
The Collaborative Studios are used by a team, or possibly more than one, to work together. Each desk is self-contained, and only has one connection to the raised floor, for power. It may also have a LAN drop, but that is optional in our Wi-Fi-enabled space. Since each desk is movable, and shaped to allow various configurations of the desks, there are many arrangements possible. Two configurations are illustrated below in screenshots, as well as a video:
1-Studio Row Configuration
2-Studio Pod Configuration
(see video below; also at https://slx.sun.com/1179275739)
Team Room Configurations
Team Rooms are used by the groups in the adjacent Collaborative Studios. It can be used for "tiger team meetings," team brainstorming or other collaborations, meeting room, or even as a temporary overflow space for one of the teams in the studio. While it doesn't have all of the A/V equipment that a conference room might have, it has at least one wall as a whiteboard (that is usually only erased by the occupants). The rectangular adjustable desks in this space can be arranged as desks, or with a conference table instead.
1-Team Room Desks Configuration
2-Team Room Conference Room Configuration
(see video below; also at https://slx.sun.com/1179275759)
If you'd like to read any of my previous blog entries on the Second Life version of MPK16, you can see all entries here (reverse chronological). The other reconfigurable spaces are described in these two entries: MPK16 in the Virtual World: Enhancements! and MPK16 in the Virtual World: More Enhancements! You can read the rest of my posts, on collaboration and distributed teams, here.