The Idea+Space at Main Library

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The Idea+Space at Main Library by Mind Map: The Idea+Space at Main Library

1. The Downtown Think Tank, a Brainstorming Space

1.1. Who? Area groups, businesses, Library staff, nonprofits, startups, a retreat space for all of downtown

1.2. Noisy or quiet? NOISY

1.3. Look & Feel

1.3.1. Almost bare but not in a way that feels incomplete (fill it with ideas)

1.3.2. focus on walls, few distractions

1.3.3. Problem-solving book of the week

1.3.4. Outside: Literature wall with civic solutions groups like Living Streets Alliance and info on library reseearch services

1.4. Activities

1.4.1. Gamestorming/Brainstorming

1.4.2. Small Lean Startup groups

1.4.3. Regular workshops teaching techniques

1.5. Equipment & Furnishings

1.5.1. IdeaPaint

1.5.2. Post-it notes

1.5.3. Lean Startup Canvas

1.5.4. Soundproofing

1.5.5. Chairs

1.5.6. Supplies storage

2. Research Area

2.1. Who? People browsing for information, new ideas & inspiration

2.2. Noisy or quiet? QUIET

2.3. Look & Feel

2.3.1. Well-lit

2.3.2. curvy, open, expansive

2.3.3. Materials mostly face-out

2.4. Activities

2.4.1. Reading

2.4.2. Research & notetaking

2.4.3. Copying/scanning

2.5. Equipment & Furnishings

2.5.1. Shelving for books, DVDs & magazines

2.5.2. Comfy chairs with small tables

2.5.3. Copy machine

3. Recording Studio & Quiet Space (shared with CreateIT)

3.1. Who? Musicians, Crowdfunding applicants, Nonprofits, filmmakers, podcasters, storytellers

3.2. Noisy or quiet? QUIET

3.3. Look & Feel

3.3.1. dark, serene

3.4. Activities

3.4.1. video & audio recording

3.4.2. Quiet thought

3.5. Equipment & Furnishings

3.5.1. Green screen

3.5.2. camera on tripod

3.5.3. soundproofing

3.5.4. Mic for audiorecording

3.5.5. Studio lights & reflectors

3.5.6. 2 comfy chairs

4. Business Model Area

4.1. Who? People at different stages of business startup, and job hunters

4.2. Look & Feel

4.2.1. Visually noisy, audibly quiet

4.3. Activities

4.3.1. Feasibility counseling

4.3.2. Career & Job Help Counseling

4.3.3. Rapid Exploration

4.4. Equipment & Furnishings

4.4.1. Adjustable graphical map of business startup processes keyed to local agencies

4.4.2. literature display area & forms storage

4.4.3. Small desk-based conversation zones

4.4.4. Startup Vitamin-type posters

4.4.5. Lean Startup canvas

5. Catalyst Café & Meetup Area

5.1. Who? businesses, freelancers, nonprofits, startups, job hunters, people starting over exploring new careers.

5.2. Look & Feel

5.2.1. airy, light-filled when curtains open

5.2.2. blackboard paint on walls

5.2.3. wood & historic Tucson neon?

5.2.4. Mostly noisy, some quiet areas

5.3. Activities

5.3.1. Job & career counseling

5.3.2. Catalyst Café, classes & workshops: marketing, stress management, social media, product launches, imports/exports, web design, crowdfunding, traditional fundraising, grantwriting, pechakucha/ignite events.

5.3.3. Meetups

5.4. Equipment & Furnishings

5.4.1. 75 chairs

5.4.2. whiteboards on wheels

5.4.3. dark-out curtains

5.4.4. smartboard 800 on wheels?

5.4.5. Laptop lab

5.4.6. Check-in station, weekly calendar