Comfort: a space which creates a physical and mental sense of ease and well-being.
· How comfortable do you feel in this learning space?
· Do aspects of the learning space distract you from learning?
· What area in the learning space do you spend most of your time and why?
· Is there an area where you don’t feel comfortable in the learning space?
Aesthetics: pleasure which includes the recognition of symmetry, harmony, simplicity and fitness for purpose.
· What features of the learning space do you appreciate?
· Is the space fit for purpose in relation to learning?
Flow: the state of mind felt by the learner when totally involved in the learning experience.
· Do you feel you can engage with your work in the learning space?
· Are there areas in the learning space where you can focus on your individual work?
Equity: consideration of the needs of cultural and physical differences.
· Do you think the learning space is inclusive of all people?
· What features of the space promote an inclusive approach?
Blending: a mixture of technological and face-to-face pedagogical resources.
· Do you utilise your own mobile device in the learning space?
· How easy is it for you to connect to the network?
· How often do you rely on the technology within the space?
Affordances: the “action possibilities” the learning environment provides the users, including such things as kitchens, natural light, Wi-Fi, private spaces, writing surfaces, sofas, and so on.
· What does this learning space allow you to do that you cannot complete in another space?
· Do you learn from other users about how to use the space?
· Are there parts of the learning space that you avoid because you don’t know how to use them?
Repurposing: the potential for multiple usage of a space.
· Do you move tables and chairs to create your own learning area?
· What parts of the learning space do you reconfigure to suit your learning style?
· Are there areas in the learning space that you constantly reuse for this reason?