Since the arrival of a connected, digital information age and with it, a plethora of productivity technology and mobile devices, the nature of work has been rapidly changing. In how and when we work and in what we produce, our jobs are different from those of the quintessential postindustrial office. The new productivity technologies pose special problems for architects and interior designers, whose designs often amount to outer shells whose insides must be dealt with in the future. This discussion will bring together experts from architecture, psychology, technology, furniture and industrial design to debate the future of workspace. Organized by the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL), moderated by Allen Sayegh, Adjunct Associate Professor of Architectural Technology.
With Panagiotis Michalatos, Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology, and Nashid Nabian, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design