How to Design Open Offices That People Love & Get Them Into Wikipedia

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Strongly recommended if your design projects deserve to be in Wikipedia and/or you’re involved in open office design. Many people, introverts especially, find it hard to focus or even feel comfortable in open offices and shared workspaces. Discover the lessons What Cheer Writer’s Club, a nonprofit community coworking space for creatives in downtown Providence, learned from its design beta tests, including practical tips on sound, lighting, desk height, seating and wall murals. The Club, which launched in late 2018, now has more than 250 members and was profiled in ‘Office Envy’ by RI INNO. Bonus: You’ll also get a hands-on lesson on writing and editing Wikipedia pages related to design and architecture as we create a page for the Club, with your help, live at the event. Handouts include office design sourcing as well as Wikipedia how-to tactics for designers. These events are being recorded and photographed. By attending, you give your consent to be photographed, filmed, taped, and/or recorded.


Anne Holland

Holland is the co-founder and design co-lead of What Cheer Writers Club, a nonprofit serving Rhode Islanders who create the written, spoken and illustrated word. She is a serial entrepreneur, with experience in market research, company launches, publishing and UX. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Boston Globe.

Janaya Kizzie

As the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellow for RI’s Council for the Humanities, Janaya Kizzie researches, writes, and connects Wikipedia profiles of key artists, writers, performers, and cultural leaders for our state. She has been a project archivist for the Providence Public Library and the Concord MA Public Library. She has also served as a visiting lecturer at CCRI and holds a Masters of Library & Information Sciences from URI.