Why are UNSW’s faculty furniture “not ergonomically sound”?
- Furniture is chosen based on its purpose and task – how they expect students to use the piece of furniture.
- The reason why faculty furniture is “not ergonomically sound” is because they did NOT intend to make those spaces a study space for students. [Yes, what you read was just correct – I am not kidding with you.]
- They said that is what the libraries are for – a whole building dedicated to studying for students.
So how are we supposed to be using faculty furniture?
It is obvious at first glance that faculty furniture including:
- bar stools
- high tables
- round tables
- outdoor benches
are very cafeteria like.
(Taken from: https://www.bookmarc.com.au/images/suppliers/550/gallery/full/20111212004829_3___PIC10L.jpg)
You see the uncanny resemblance? 😳😓
Apparently such interior designing is suppose to give off a relaxed and open feel to the environment that fosters discussion and socialising opportunities for students.
But there are overcrowding issues at the libraries, students who have classes only in one building who don’t want to waste time travelling back and forth from the library…
Check out our next blog post where we discuss why UNSW needs to adapt to student’s changing needs.
Written by J.T