Crystal clear audiovisual, effective acoustics, perfect lighting, comfortable and functional furniture; these are the key ingredients of the experiential huddle space design that creates truly memorable experiences and makes participants eager to return and use the space again.
Millennials are likely the group to thank for inspiring the huddle room. They were born with the Internet, with a robust appetite for technology and social engagement. They are acclimated to creative and flexible work spaces with a design based on their technology needs. They want their workplaces to be transformed into engaging, interactive, and immersive experiences, important aspects that experiential design aims to address.
In the context of the huddle model, experiential design is simply an architecture that engages workers anytime, wherever they may be. The huddle room is a small space that can physically accommodate a handful of people, but designers and architects can make room for team members who are working at home, on the road, or elsewhere. Connectivity on both ends is a big consideration and functional audiovisual an imperative. AV conferencing, updates, chats, and impromptu brainstorming are virtual gatherings that fast track efficiency, decision making, and productivity.