BALTIMORE, MD — March 14, 2013
First exhibited at the LEXPO 2013 in Orlando, Florida, Quint Collaboration Tables bring fresh approaches to classroom design for K-12, University and business collaboration spaces. The five-sided tops build a mosaic of groupings organic to the way people arrange themselves for collaboration, independent study and presentation. Quint’s small footprint is perfect for putting more people in a small space, offering flexible arrangement for small group interaction—overcoming the fixed nature of the usual, rectangular classroom computer desks, laptop desks and conference tables.
Want to design a classroom? The criteria for the unique design brings together five pillars for creating a collaboration space: teaching methods, personal interaction, ergonomic human factors, IT / technology integration, and esthetics. Teaching methods may also be defined as the outcome goal for the group, which may be strategy, training, consensus building, creative development. The methods used might be lecture/demonstration, guided experiences, conference, etc. The personal interaction might be face-to-face in small groups, shifting to lecture/demonstration, shifting to individual focus. Ergonomic human factors might include the table height, the personal space, the proximity to others in a group setting, and the elimination of visual obstructions in a classroom setting. IT/ Technology Integration issues may be the use of interactive whiteboards, iPads, Kindles, Laptops, wireless or ethernet connections, connectivity to power. Esthetics set the tone for bring together people with a purpose. Quint creates a unique, progressive feeling, giving people an elevated sense of purpose. They increase the intensity of their energy on task, feeling empowered to express themselves and make themselves open to understanding.