Published September 30, 2022

An ‘A’ in Happiness

Framery Pods Find Success in Education Spaces

Contributed by: Framery

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While Framery has garnered a reputation for creating workplace happiness through soundproof acoustic pods, they’re expanding into new and diverse markets as the need for privacy in all social spaces has become increasingly prevalent.

 

From university student centers to school libraries, noise pollution has a widespread impact on students, educators, and visitors alike. Given the large number of disruptions that fill these open spaces, Framery’s research team has been studying the impact of noise and privacy on students within various learning environments. Their team has conducted studies at elementary and middle schools throughout Finland, as well as Hanze University in Groningen, Netherlands. Teachers and students have responded to Framery’s growing product presence in education spaces with positive feedback.

“Classrooms with indoor acoustics, group work zones, and soundproof pods can help schools to create peaceful learning conditions.”

 

Johanna Horstia, Framery’s Work Environment Specialist, is one of the brilliant minds behind our research team and our recent debut in education spaces across the globe.

“A big factor that harms the learning process and academic success is noise,” says Horstia. “Students find it very difficult to focus in a loud classroom. When the group sizes are big, the larger groups naturally create more disruption than smaller ones. From the study of recent neuroscientists’ research, we know that the minds of children and young adults are more sensitive to noise than a fully matured adult brain. Classrooms with indoor acoustics, group work zones, and soundproof pods can help schools to create peaceful learning conditions.”

 

“Classrooms with indoor acoustics, group work zones, and soundproof pods can help schools to create peaceful learning conditions.”

 

Framery now works with various schools to solve the need for quiet breakout spaces. For the partnership with Groningen’s Hanze University, the team placed nine acoustic pods in the student atrium –– a campus hotspot. Encouraging and supporting focused school work, collaboration, or even just a moment of relaxation, having the pods available has garnered nearly four out of five Hanze University students to report having a positive interaction with the pods.

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“Thanks to the power of soundproofing it is possible for group work to be carried out without disturbing others,” says Horstia. “And just as equally, if the classroom is full of noise, then students can hop inside a pod to enjoy the quiet. We’ve got wonderful feedback from teachers, too. One teacher I spoke with even mentioned that she has noticed her students generally seem less stressed, after having spent 15 minutes reading inside of a pod.”

 

For more information on Framery pods in educational use, download Framery’s educational leaflet.

 

This article was originally published in Framery’s blog as “Framery Pods Find Success in Education Spaces.”

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