What we have is room filled with hard surfaces that reflect and bounce sound all around the room – you get that “room boom” sound.
In order to fully engage video and telephone collaborators, they need to see and HEAR the room’s participants and conversations.
Design vs. Function
Modern conference rooms also serve an important style aspect. And because of increased visibility while video conferencing, the decoration and lighting of the room is as important as ever. Many of these rooms have a glass wall, large windows, curated artwork, whiteboard paint covering an entire wall (or two), plus the video conferencing equipment dominating one surface.
With all of the eye-level surfaces accounted for, what can we do?