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In order to share the designs with the many stakeholders across IU that could not be present, we created a Sympo- sium Summary report to gather the faculty’s designs and design concepts. A number of common themes appeared across the groups’ designs:
• Spaces that encourage interaction. Most of the designs focused on encouraging interactions within stu- dent groups, among student groups, with instructors, and with student-generated work on whiteboards and monitors.
• Access to students. Faculty in all of the space design groups wanted easy access to students. They desired the ability to move around the room as well as the ability to view all students wherever they were in the classrooms.
• Easy-to-use technology. Faculty designed rooms with technology that was consistent, user-friendly, flexible, mobile (if they wanted to move something out of the way for a class meeting), and that fostered student content sharing and collaboration.
In the eyes of IU’s Learning Spaces team, the Mosaic fel- lows’ space designs were unique and pushed the boundar- ies of what is currently being designed at the university. For example, one particularly compelling design was the “tiny house” classroom. Inspired by Georgetown University’s (DC) Red House project, the tiny house is a free-standing building (a cottage, as a matter of fact) containing formal learning spaces as well as several informal learning spac-
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Mosaic fellows designed their concept of the “tiny house” as classroom.

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