One thing I know is considered very important in our lab is how we use our space. This lab does not look like the traditional computer lab, with cozy sofas and beanbags and plants (and no windows!). We try to make creative use of our space. I think that this is a very important factor in the type of work that is produced here, as well. The lab, the people who cooperate here, and not least our director encourage ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking.
A recent addition to our ‘creative space’ is a drum set (seen played my Magnus). As I am typing this, I can hear the rhythmic drumming and somehow it gives a different pulse to the lab… kind of upbeat and excited. The drumming is not really intrusive, rather intriguing. Strange how a small addition can change the way you experience an environment.