The University of Portsmouth contacted us to provide them with a solution to enhance the teaching and learning experience they could offer in their new Business Simulation Suite.
The critical element of this project was to ensure that the installed audio-visual technology did not interfere with the intended purpose of the suite, which was to simulate a real-life business environment; whilst also providing the ability to record everything that happened in the suite and make that content instantly available for playback throughout the suite, as needed, to allow group or individual discussion regarding a range of business practices and activities.
Furthermore, the suite needed to be capable of sub-dividing into core areas to allow students to be split into groups which could then undertake set tasks.
“Pacific had a real understanding of our workspace needs and that -combined with their vast experience in working with higher education institutes to create highly innovative designs – meant they not only met the required specification, but also added real value through insightful design ideas that helped solidify our concept into a fully-functional and flexible teaching and learning environment.”Michael Reid, Senior Service Delivery Specialist – University of Portsmouth
Pacific worked in partnership with the University to enhance their original concept by designing the location of display devices to ensure sight lines were preserved, which meant students could see any displayed material from anywhere in the suite.
Furthermore, the Pacific design team created a space with completely wireless technology access, allowing teaching staff and students to share and collaborate on any material, from any point, with any display device, anywhere in the suite. The suite was delivered on time and to budget after quite a rapid build. The physical installation was fast and highly competent, with additional changes to the control system interface being made quickly and efficiently
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