C'Space

C’Space is a AR/VR co-working space for the distributed workforce

 

Users build workspaces with capabilities beyond the physical for solo, cooperative and public work

The Minecraft of professional digital workspaces

Overview:​

  • C’Space is a virtual operating system that gives users familiar ways to work that break through the screen allowing them to work at scales unachievable in the physical world

  • Users are provided with a limitless customizable virtual work space

  • Build and organize workflows, parse data and build communities in virtual reality.

  • Users optimize their C’Spaces for collaborative and solo work, review and community engagement.

Skills:

Design Research

UX/UI

Context

The World

In 10 years, roughly half of the US population will be freelancing

Rapid technological advancements means that skills have an increasingly diminishing half-life

Freelancers

As independent workers, creative freelancers are responsible for their own training, work, and business development. As such, they are vulnerable to the rapid advancement of technology.

Our Goal

We aim to help creative freelancers surmount the challenges of independent work through community-building

C'Space Primary Features

AR/VR Workspace

  • The workspace is detached from physical constraints

  • Build 3d walls and post text, video, links, spreadsheets, etc.

  • Enhance research by organizing files in 3 dimensions

  • Task-based offices for project teams

  • Organizational rules reduces need for clean-up

Types of Workspaces

  • Public

  • Team

  • Private​

Education

Community members create digital lesson paths that when followed can teach followers important skills

Example:

  • An educator wants to share how to build your physical office in C'Space

  • The educator sets up a series of stations containing sequential steps

  • Each contain instructions, videos screen shots, links and supporting plans that followers can execute in the space surrounding them

Digital Spaces

Public Workspaces

  • Public areas focus on specific themes and are a place for communities to gather

  • Invite the public for gallery events or conventions

  • Invite the public or large communities to provide feedback on your work

Team Workspaces

  • Conditional access areas allow confidential work to be done in team settings

  • People can work in spaces shared by team members​

  • Managers can pop in to see how work is progressing

  • Auxiliary gallery space can be created to showcase progress

Private

  • Customize your workspace to your exact needs

  • Work without fear of bother

  • Spread out as far as your mind needs

  • Create endless walls, and organizational structures

  • Use data mapping to build connections between ideas

Process

Research

Frame the problem

Build context

Interview users

Interview experts

Synthesis

Develop insights

Create tangible insights

Form How-Might-We statements

Design

Prototype

User testing

Storytelling

User Interviews

Users

Key Take-Aways

User Comments

Che

Illustrator

Graphic designer

Che finds most of her freelance opportunities through networking and likes to engage with those who can offer advice and skills outside her expertise

"The problem with online learning platforms is that there is no accountability for completing assignments, feedback is sloppy, and teachers don't stay engaged"

Weston

Industrial Designer

Weston relies on the online community to find out what skills he needs to acquire to stay ahead of the curve and find new gigs

”You don’t always know what you need to know.”

Chi-Ching

UX Designer

Chi-Ching no longer meets face to face with clients and relies on her trusted peers for advice

”Asking people at work is difficult because I am worried I might be judged.'‘


”Doing freelance work, you have to be a psychic.”

Synthesis

Insights

  • Independent learning is not isolated

  • Interpersonal skills are more durable and transferrable skills than hard skills

  • Creative freelancers maintain an expert appearance by using online training to rapidly fill knowledge gaps

  • Creative freelancers need encouragement and assistance to get through the learning curve when developing new skills

How-Might-We

  • Engage the larger community of creative professionals to contribute to the enrichment of others.

  • Create tools for interactivity between users and learning resources

  • Celebrate community-building through skill-sharing

Process Photos