Workplace design : from the Taylorist factory to the networked office

The inner workings of the workplace are mysterious and complex, but for Jeremy Myerson, the best way to peek into its intricacies is to examine its design. The kind of space that is provided to the workers, its hierarchical organization, the furniture that is chosen... all of these are clues we can use to better understand this environment. As the director of the Helen Hamlyn Center for Design at the Royal College of Art, Professor Myerson shares with Metis his theories on the transformation of the workplace in the West.