CSM Makerspace Staff visited UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation on Mar. 9, 2018 to gather ideas and inspiration from their makerspace layout and processes.
Involvement: Students are directly involved in making the space better. Students made the tool wall, and other elements of the space.
Safety: A cross-campus committee ensures that the makerspace meets safety standards. Training new makers is a two part process: the first part is online; the second part is in person at the Institute.
Smart design: One space is part classroom, part maker room, so that it can be used in several ways. In other spaces, equipment can be booked using a badging system. Well designed signage can remind students of settings, best practices, and protocols.
Thanks, Jacobs Institute staff, for answering all of our questions and making this such a great visit!