Room Design Guide

An informative, elegant and fully interactive web-based guide to designing the best collaboration and meeting room spaces using Google Meet hardware

Project information

Client Google
Completed 2001 (and ongoing)
In collaboration with Nomensa Flyleaf Creative
Services UX Design Digital Lead Project Management Client Representation

Working with our long-time partners at Google, we produced an open-source design guide to accompany their Google Meet Hardware.

The guide enables Google Meet customers to put in place the same best practices in meeting room design that Google has developed and refined over many years. Much of which Charcoalblue has heavily influenced as AV and Acoustic designers and we continue to do so today.

An empty table with a large screen showing video call participants at one end

To create the Google Room Design Guide, the Digital Studio team pulled together and led a project team, including UX designers and web developers Nomensa, and graphic designers Flyleaf Creative as part of our team.

As a multidisciplinary design company, this project combined our complete skill set as subject matter experts across the guides content in room design, user experience, acoustics, audiovisual and lighting design consultancy. Along with our design vision and 3D development skill sets in Digital studio. In collaboration with Google, we wanted this guide to stand out from other technical AV guidance, to provide something engaging whilst also conveying the information clearly and concisely.

Google Room Design Guide pic 5

Our innovative digital design approach was to implement interactive model assets which provide key visual information to accompany the design detail, whilst also giving users a much more captivating learning experience. We also worked hard to give the content a clear structure and organization which runs through the UX design structure and user journey of the site.

The ‘Room Designer’ feature allows you to configure your own collaboration space in 3D and live online, generating room specifications and recommendations along with suggested AV hardware.

Screenshot of Google Room Design Guide homepage

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“Charcoalblue’s collaborative approach and wide-ranging expertise helps us create industry leading spaces and design tools for modern workplaces”

Tristan Gfrerer — Product Manager - Google Meet Hardware
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