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October 04, 2007

The Writing is on the Wall...

and the desk and the cubicles...One of the cool things about our new space is that a lot of the surfaces are writable with markers. For example, this is the table in our team area where we have meetings involving everybody on the team (it's covered with meeting notes that are mostly too fuzzy to read, and a picture of a guy with a top hat and cane that I doodled during a slow moment):

And this is the wall of my cubicle (they had an open house to show off the new space and a couple of my children decided to draw the "Important Notice" and a picture of a pie):

You can also draw on the translucent walls between rooms (it's the letters "EE", a bit hard to see; the walls are opaque enough that what you see in them is not the room on the other side, but rather a reflection of our space; the vaguely human shape in the corner is my reflection):

The part to the right of the corner is a door, which is clear glass and also writable. And there are sections of wall covered with some special surface (not sure if it is paint or wallpaper) that you can write on. It's also a good surface to project images on, so the newer conference rooms don't have pull-down screens for the projectors but instead have a section of magic wall. You can get so used to this "write anywhere" idea that some walls have signs on them that say something like "This wall is not for writing on".

Posted by AdamBa at October 4, 2007 09:04 PM

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We would like to do the same in our office. But facilities has no idea where to get the paint/material for the walls. Any idea of the company you used to do that?


Posted by: greg at November 5, 2007 09:49 AM