Apple Mothership
by Dan Meyer
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questions
Act One
 1.
What's a guess you know is too high?
 2.
What's a guess you know is too low?
 3.
Use masking tape to draw a box around you to show how many square feet you think each employee would need to work comfortably.
Act Two
 4.
What information would be useful here?
 ImageThe number of employees
 ImageThe dimensions of the campus
Sequel
Let's say you're on the fourth floor of the building and you want to talk to your coworker on the exact opposite side from you on the same floor.
 5.
Is it faster to walk around the fourth floor or to go down to the ground floor, walk across, then take the elevator up?
We made the assumption earlier that every square inch of floor space was used for employees. In the attached floor plan we find out that's not the case.
 FileFloor plan
 6.
Does this mean that our calculation for area per employee is too high or too low?
 7.
Recalculate it. In reality, how many square feet will each employee get?
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What's the area? Whats the frontage? 12000 people is how much sqft per?

How big does the building have to be to accomodate the 12,000 employees? What is the area of its footprint?





What is the largest circular building that can be built on this land?











How many other people watch this clip and find themselves missing Steve Jobs?

How much time to walk from one side to the other (inside, not going through the courtyard)?




how long will it take to walk around the building? (nonmath: where are they all going to park?)








How large does the circle have to be?How can someone not prepare for such an important presentation?!How much space per person?











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