Work & City Research Lab
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design's record of publishing in the area of work and city design derives primarily from Director Jeremy Myerson's longstanding role as an active researcher in the field.
A trilogy of books by Myerson and co-author Philip Ross for Laurence King Publishing on the changing nature of the office environment – The Creative Office (1999), The 21st Century Office (2003) and Space To Work (2006) – form a substantial contribution to the literature in the field.
These books chart responses in professional design practice to social and technological change and build on the International Interiors series of workplace design case studies for the same publisher, dating back to 1995. Myerson wrote New Public Architecture (1996) and is also associated with DEGW, the international thought leaders in workplace design research, providing the introduction to Design for Change: The Architecture of DEGW (1998).
Most recently Myerson has published New Demographics, New Workspace: Office Design for the Changing Workforce (2010) with Lab reseachers Jo-Anne Bichard and Alma Erich, based on the centre's Welcoming Workplace study of older office workers.
Other researchers have emerged via by the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates programme to publish on aspects of workplace design under the centre's own imprint. Megan Charnley and Tom Jarvis's 2012 publicatio, In the Shade, describes a research project in lighting design on the Boundary Estate in East London; Jeremy Gay's 2005 publication, Work Well, documents a project to research and develop furniture designs that address the needs of an ageing workforce. Capture It (2005) s a volume of essays exploring the implications for workplace design of a multi-generational workforce edited by Harriet Harriss and Suzi Winstanley.
Catherine Greene's co-authored Space for Thought paper in the peer-reviewed journal Facilities discusses her project to define the space needs of different types of knowledge workers.
Myerson, J. (2012) 'Cold Work: Tools for designers to extend active living through more effective inclusive design', in Design for All pounral, Design for All Institute of India, July Vol. 7 No. 7, eds Pei, E. and Bhatia S.
Myerson, J. (2012) 'Workspace redesign to support the 'front end' of innovation', in Managing Organizational Ecologies: Space, Management and Organizations, Ed Price, I. & Alexander K. Routledge
Myerson J. (2012) 'The Evolution of Workspace Design: from the Machine to the Network' in The Handbook of Interior Design. Ed. Brooker, G. & Weinthal, L. Berg (forthcoming)
Myerson J. (2012) 'Workspace redesign to support the front end of innovation', in Managing Organizational Ecologies: Space, Management and Organizations, Ed. Price, I. & Alexander K. Routledge (forthcoming)
Greene, C. & Myerson, J. (2011) 'Space for thought: designing for knowledge workers', in Facilities, Vol. 29 Iss: 1/2, pp.19 - 30
Myerson, J. (2011) 'Space to Engage', Sheffield Business School annual conference
Myerson J. & Puybaraud, M. (2011) 'Sustainable cultures', WorkTech Utrecht conference, Holland
Myerson, J. (2011) 'Living Stages: what can office environments learn form theatre design?', WorkTech Masterclass, British Library, London
Myerson, J., Bichard, J. & Erlich, A. (2010) 'New Demographics, New Workspace: Office Design for the Changing Workforce', Gower, UK
Myerson, J. (2010) The Inclusive Workplace', Innovation For All conference, Norwegian Design Council, Oslo
Myerson, J. & Warner, P. (2009), 'Futures' in David Littlefield (ed) Good Office Design, RIBA Publishing
Myerson, J. & Bichard, J. (2009) 'Welcoming Workplace: Rapid Design Intervention to Determine the Office Environment Needs of Older Knowledge Workers' in Design for the 21st Century Volume 2: Interdisciplinary Methods and Findings. Ed. T. Inns, Gower, UK.
Myerson, J. (2008) 'Power of the Network: transitions in working life from Taylorist time and motion to networked space', Networks of Design 2008 Annual International Design History Conference, University College Falmouth, UK. Published in online book
Bichard, J. & Myerson, J. (2008) 'The Welcoming Workplace: Meeting the challenges of office design for older knowledge workers' in proceedings of International DMI Education Conference Design Thinking: New Challenges for Designers, Managers and Organizations ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France, 14-15 April
Myerson, J. (2008) 'Gordon Russell: Designer of Furniture 1892-1992', Gordon Russell Trust, UK (second edition)
Smith J & Myerson J. (Ed) (2008) 'Welcoming Workplace: Designing office space for an ageing workforce in the 21st Century knowledge economy - Guidance for architects and developers' Helen Hamlyn Centre, UK
Myerson J. (2007) ‘Space to Work; work space for innovation in the knowledge economy’, Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Architecture & Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia
Myerson J. (2007) ‘Think Workspace - the 2050 Design Challenge’ Innovation Think Future, Think - Sustainability in the Built Environment, London
Myerson J & Ross P. (2006) Space To Work: New office design, Laurence King, London
Myerson, J. (2005) ‘Designing for Inclusion’ in Capture It: A future workplace for the multi-generational knowledge worker, Vickers G. (ed) HHRC, RCA, London
Myerson J. (2004) ‘After Modernism: The contemporary office environment’ in Interior Design and Identity, McKellar S & Sparke P (eds) Manchester University Press, Manchester. pp191-208
Myerson J. (2004) IDEO: Masters of Innovation (second edition) Laurence King, London
Myerson J. (2004) ‘Sensuality at Scale’ in Profile Pentagram Design, (ed) Yelavich S. Phaidon Press, London and New York. pp102-111
Myerson J. (2004) Office Wars: dispatches from the frontline of change Orangebox, London
Myerson J & Ross P. (2003) The 21st Century Office Laurence King, London
Myerson J. (2003) Management Today Workspace Satisfaction Survey, with ICM Research, Haymarket Publishing, London
Myerson J. (2001) IDEO: Masters of Innovation Laurence King, London. Co-editions: Teneues Publishing Co (US and Canada), Teneues Verlag (Germany)
Myerson J. (2000) International Interiors 6: workspaces, offices & studios, shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, cultural and public buildings, Laurence King, London
Myerson J & Ross P (1999) The Creative Office Laurence King, London. Co-editions: Gingko Press (USA), Doubleday (US book club edition)
Myerson J. (1999) ‘Murphy, Mass Production and Modernism: Gordon Russell 1929-40’ in Modern Britain 1929-1939, Peto J and Loveday D (eds), Design Museum, London. pp117-127
Myerson J & Turner G (1998) New Workspace New Culture: Office design as a catalyst for change, Gower, Aldershot UK & Vermont USA
Myerson J. (1998) ‘Introduction’ in Design for Change: The Architecture of DEGW. Duffy F (ed), Watermark (Haselmere UK)/ Birkhauser (Basel, Boston, Berlin), 10-23
Myerson J. (1998) ‘Things to Enjoy: Reassessing craft and design objects in an age of technology’, in The Role of Product Design in Post-Industrial Society, Balcioglu T (ed) Kent Institute of Art and Design/ Middle East Technical University Faculty of Architecture Press, Ankara, Turkey, 59-76
Myerson J. (1997) ‘Tornadoes, T-squares and Technology: Can computing be a craft?’ in The Culture of Craft, Dormer P. (ed) Manchester University Press Manchester and New York
Myerson J. (1997) International Interiors 6: workspaces, offices & studios, shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, cultural and public buildings, Laurence King, London
Myerson J. (1996) New Public Architecture, Laurence King, London
Myerson J. (1995) International Interiors 5: workspaces, offices & studios, shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, cultural and public buildings, Laurence King, London. Co-edition, Graphic Sha, Japan
Myerson J. (1992) Gordon Russell: Designer of Furniture 1892-1992
Design Council, London
Myerson J & Katz S. (1990) Conran Design Guides: Home Office, Conran Octopus, London