your ICT classroom
many facts as you can.
and sizes can be adjusted accordingly.
it is better to have sufficient places when you have finished.
This can be
a factor, for example, some tasks are more mouse driven than others while
others will require more desk space.
Type of computers
to be used:
This will effect
the design of any furniture. Size is obvious, but additionally for example,
if you want CPU units hung in a secure holder under the desk top you will
need a wider desk to create sufficient space for knees and a chair.
Make sure you
can supply power and data to the workstations, but remember, wires are meant
to take electricity to where you need it, not the other way round.
Draw an accurate
plan of the room:
A scale of
1:50 is OK but can be deceptive, 1:20 is better and will help you gauge
how much space there is around chairs and workstations.
Plot out the
furniture either by drawing it or by making accurate cut-outs. Allow extra
space for corners and allow space for easy access between workstation seating
for over the shoulder observation.
space at the front of the room for the tutor to move about, this will allow
for more observation of screen content and what pupil hands are actually
what sort of room you want to create.
can build an IT suite, but as a professional you need a professional
solution. You probably have views on what you want, but also think about
what you would like someone to feel when they enter the room. We believe
your plan should raise the spirits and people should see that here is
a place where a teacher can teach effectively and students will be calm,
content, motivated and focused.
Your plan should
enable all those things to happen.
Finally, if you
really do not have the necessary time, ask a qualified designer to help, it
does not have to be us, any designer should be able to bring special qualities
to your project to help you complete the task successfully.