AL Project 1 - Irla & Ben
Project One: Site Mapping
9:45 pm Sept. 12, Main Floor
Entrance lounge - 2 people He sits at the chair closest to the stairs he reads, a notebook is open by his feet on the floor. Another student sits on the other side of the coffee table, she has a stack of books in her lap.
Checkout desk – 2 people A chat starts between the clerk and a fellow student
Magazine lounge – 2 people One student reads a science textbook and takes notes. She is startled when I decided to sit next to her on the couch. Another student reads a paperback book and takes notes in her notebook.
Computer bank – all but 3 computers are being used. 2 people work between the stacks and the computers everyone else works at the computers for a while.
Map section – 1 person. A student works between the computer and an atlas.
Carrel near map area – 1 person Highlights a paper, and chats on IM with her laptop.
Reading room – 1 person She is sleeping and lifts her head as I pass in the hallway.
Meeting room – 2 people They are watching a movie.
Art stacks – 1 person The student works between the computer bank and these stacks.
Computer downstairs – 1 person Reads emails switches screens when I pass, must have been a good email. I pass again and she has a word document open.
Downstairs lounge – 1 person Checking email on his laptop.
10:30 am Sept. 11, Main Floor
Computer bank- 3 people. All three people use computers 15min or more.
Magazines – 1 person. Playing chess alone.
Study Carols (front wall)- 1 person.
Only one person is upstairs, using a study carol (front wall)
1:45 pm Sept. 11 Main Floor
Computer bank- 8 people It seems that 50% of people using the computers at this time use them for 5 min. or less, generally printing papers. Computers use turn over is high.
Magazines – 2 people. Casually chatting. Friendly.
Lounge near library offices – 2 people. Reading.
Study area behind magazines – 2 people. Upstairs
Central lounge – 1 person. Reading.
Meeting Room – 1 person. Reading/studying.
Reading Room – 1 person. Reading/studying.
Lounge #1 (Garden side) – 2 people. Snuggling couple in one armchair. Must be love.
Lounge #2 (Garden side) – 2 people. Reading/studying.
All people on upper floor seemed territorial over their place of study/reading. Unwelcoming glances cast at newcomers or passers by. People seem to avoid sitting in an area already occupied by others. At all points in the day sound seems like a barrier or distracting. I am overly aware of the noise my shoes make when passing through etc.