HIVE will naturally change over time, shaped by the needs of the Lakeland community. The blueprint, then, is just the beginning. The real beauty will come from the evolution of these ideas over time as students, staff, faculty, and the community make them their own.
The HIVE Mindset
HIVE is a place for making, but it's much more than a makerspace. Students and community members will learn to use new tools and work with their hands, but, at its best, hands-on learning is not about materials or equipment. The heart of HIVE is a new mindset - an attitude toward problem-solving that is open-minded, collaborative, action-oriented and optimistic. The purpose of this mindset is to support the development of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
Keep an open mind - this is a judge-free zone.
Team up - two minds (or more) are better than one.
Embrace mistakes - when in doubt, just try it.
Believe it's possible - stay optimistic about what could be.
Make it yours - take ownership and find your own way.
What is Design Thinking?
Design thinking is a process and mindset for creative problem-solving that starts with understanding and identifying human needs. Design thinking allows anyone to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges and create change.
With design thinking, students learn to:
Quickly test ideas with minimal resources
Problem solve with a repeatable process and set of tools
HIVE offers a variety of spaces for use by the Lakeland community and public. Stop by HIVE or contact us to learn more about how you can utilize these spaces for your needs.
Visiting entrepreneurs, local businesses or students can ‘makeover' the pop up shop to test business ideas in a real-world setting.
Café seating provides a comfortable space to relax and eat, while high-top tables provide a walk-up area for individuals and teams to work. A living wall and plants make an immediate connection to the health and wellness programs in the building and the rooftop greenhouse.
Faculty can schedule the classrooms for lessons that are collaborative or require tools and equipment that can be wheeled over from the shop.
Can be transformed into a public space for HIVE events, as well as lectures and discussions.
Transitional workspace between the open seating of the auditorium and the equipment in the shop.
Lab and Shop
Houses heavier tools, materials and equipment that students, community members, and entrepreneurs can use and work on bigger and more intensive projects with some help if needed.
A variety of different machines are available for public use in HIVE, just ask a team member for help, get a quick training session and start creating.
Laser Printers and Cutters
Fast, easy and fun to use!
This machine can etch, engrave and cut a large number of laser compatible materials such as leather, wood, acrylic and much more.
Certain material can be hazardous to use such as certain plywood's, inks, adhesives, dyes and paints. If you are unsure whether a material is safe, ask a HIVE team member!