A focus on ergonomics is at the heart of not only the design of Dining Desk but also Consider64’s Consultancy as a whole. With the fundamental shift in how we work well underway, we must be able to demonstrate how a flexible, ergonomic environment can be achieved, both in the office as well as home working. We are very lucky to have partnered with Sukhi Assee, a highly experienced Ergonomist who has not only reviewed Dining Desk but is on hand to advise our team throughout any given project.
Sukhi received a Masters of Science in Applied Ergonomics with concentration on office ergonomics from the University of Nottingham. During her undergraduate career in product design, she gained experience in design, product evaluation and compliance to standards. Sukhi currently is an independent Ergonomist and Director of her own ergonomics consultancy, www.happyergonomics.co.uk.
Sukhi is passionate about the design of human-environment interfaces, anthropometry and how the built-in environment can contribute to worker health and performance. Her expertise lies within the program and project management remit and she has helped organisations develop proactive, cost-effective ergonomic programs that aim to minimise absenteeism, act upon workplace injury prevention and encourage better productivity.
Read Sukhi’s full report on Dining Desk here
The height adjustability feature is simplistic in its movement and the desk can be raised and lowered in height, using a simple button, which goes from sitting to standing height within seconds.
The monitor is beautifully cased within a flip-out section that opens, shuts and remains seamless both visually and in its movement. The monitor can be adjusted in height. It works on a ratchet system, so the user does not need to struggle with the lift and drop. Once the height of the desk is right, the monitor can then be adjusted so that the eyes are in line with the top two thirds of the monitor. This position, aims to minimise any neck curling or extending.
The monitor is tipped back at a 5-degree angle, which is an ideal viewing angle. Our line of visions extends to everything we see directly in-front of us and 15 degrees lower. When the monitor is flat, the distance between our eyes and the top of the screen and the bottom of the screen is not level; the top visual capacity is always shorter. To make this even, having the monitor tipped back by 5 degrees, ensures that the length of vision is equal. In turn this causes less strain on our eye muscles.
Having good clearance on above and below the desk is essential to avoid tripping and dropping hazards. Cable management can be stored within the compartment facility, which also allows for extra room for other work tools, such as keyboards, mice and laptops when they are not in use.
The Dining Desk features are unique in adaptability and performance. The stunning design including its features are a winning scenario for those practical but design conscious workers. The Dining Desk is a great example of a design piece that is both ergonomic and beautiful.