Important Points

  1. An information radiator displays information in a place where passersby can see it. With information radiators, the passersby don’t need to ask questions; the information simply hits them as they pass.
  2. A good information radiator
    • Is large and easily visible to the casual, interested observer
    • It takes very little energy to view the display.
    • Is understood at a glance
    • Changes periodically, so that it is worth visiting
    • Is easily kept up to date
    • Information radiators can be used on any project, large or small
  3. William Pietri took a stab at defining how you could identify a bad team space easily. He listed the following points
    • People wearing headphones
    • Stale artifacts on the walls
    • Workspace as information desert
    • Minimal interaction ...

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