Laney Computer Lab Case Study

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Laney Computer Lab Case Study The first thing upon entry into the Laney Computer lab I noticed was a consistent mummer of quiet voices, as I began my entry. I chose this area because it was easy to observe, close by, and provided a diverse population of people to study. The atmosphere in the computer lab was clearly directed at studying, it was a calm, well lit room, with a cool temperature, and not too loud. A few people asked me some questions related to their work while I was there, but I noticed they seemed slightly, nervous, and the conversation was kept brief. I felt comfortable, safe, and a little stressed in the computer lab, because I could tell that most people did not want to be disturbed. At some points all I could hear was…show more content…
During my visit I noticed there seemed to be an unsaid social rule that when using the computers you should quickly finish your work, though there were no rules posted within plain sight referring to duration of your visit. People in this setting also, seemed to get frustrated when they noticed others using the computers for things other than what immediately appeared to be school work. Though some people were leaving, or entering with groups of friends, the occupancy of the room seemed fairly consistent. When I was there I did not notice a line to wait, but people were filling the room almost exactly as others were leaving the room causing the room to be nearly full of students at all times, but the room never actually reached full occupancy while I was there. The exact numerical data for this was about nine people would leave every fifteen minutes, and then they would be replaced on average by nine to ten people within that same timeframe. While I was calculating the amount of people coming in verses the number of people leaving the lab, I also decided to check the ratio of backpacks, verses no backpacks in the room. There were approximately thirty-two people with backpacks, and thirty seven people without them at any given point resulting in about an eighty-six percent rate of

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