Researchers win award for best academic paper
The academic paper 'Space for thought: designing for knowledge workers' was written by Catherine Greene and Jeremy Myerson of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and published in the academic journal Facilities.
The paper describes a study, commissioned by Austrian furniture company Bene, which investigates the different types of knowledge worker who inhabit the emerging knowledge economy. It presents four 'typologies' of knowledge worker who interact with the office building in a different way: the 'Anchor' is almost entirely desk based; the 'Connector' moves around a lot within the building; the 'Gatherer' makes regular journeys away from the office but always returns; and the 'Navigator' is rarely in the office at all, a senior ambassador working for the organisation at arm's length. It is the complex interactions between these four types that make up the rich tapestry of knowledge work.
Every year academic publisher Emerald invites the editorial teams on its journals to nominate what they believe has been that title's best paper from the previous 12 months. 'Space for thought: designing for knowledge workers', published in Facilities, was chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.
More of the Space for Thought project here