• Change makers: rethinking the productive workplace through an art and design lens

Myerson, Jeremy, 2017, Book Section, Change makers: rethinking the productive workplace through an art and design lens In: Clements-Croome, Derek, (ed.) Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively (3rd Edition). Routledge. ISBN 9781138963344

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The built environment affects our physical, mental and social well-being. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a milieu which helps people to be healthier and have the energy to concentrate while being free to be creative. The health and well-being agenda pervades society in many different ways but we spend much of our lives in buildings, so they have an important role to play within this total picture. This demands us to embrace change and think beyond the conventional wisdom while retaining our respect for it. Creating the Productive Workplace shows how we need to balance the needs of people and the ever-increasing enabling technologies but also to take advantage of the healing powers of Nature and let them be part of environmental design. This book aims to lead to more human-centred ways of designing the built environment with deeper meaning and achieve healthier and more creative, as well as more productive places to work.
This chapter is an attempt to rethink key aspects of the productive workplace through an art and design lens, by retracing author’s steps through a series of the projects that revealed new ideas and insights about how people really want to work.

Official URL: https://www.routledge.com/Creating-the-Productive-...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 11:20
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3417
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