Libraries' space study completed – thanks!

Posted May 20th, 2011 by Stephanie Hartman

The MIT Libraries conducted a three part space study this semester in order to learn how and why people use our physical spaces. The study included counts of space usage three times daily, a “task survey,”  and a series of flip-chart questions posted in each location for open-ended feedback.

Some initial numbers:

  • During a seven day observations period, we counted and mapped over 3,700 users across the Libraries.
  • Over 900 library users completed a task survey.
  • Three flip chart questions resBarker Reading Roomulted in over 250+ responses from our community.

Thanks to everyone who responded. We are now working to crunch, analyze and study the data and hope to make some positive changes in the coming year to address your feedback. As always, we welcome thoughts and ideas about our spaces at any time of the year – just Tell Us!

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