Following completion of the new Gates building, offices in the HCI Institute got reshuffled. The DevLab moved into a wonderful new space on the ground floor of Newell SImon Hall. It took almost 3 months to properly move in. The huge motherboard walls we had constructed two years prior didn’t really fit the space – but we didn’t want to chuck them either. Scott Hudson took one for a partition in his office and one huge panel (4’x8′) was tucked into a hall cubby. The smallest of the three was repurposed into an awesome table. A thick sheet of acrylic sits above the boards, floating on a series of clear spacers.
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