computer desk design

This seems an odd place to post this, but this is where Google says this is discussed most.
I think the ideal computer desk design is a drafting board. A 3-foot wide by 2-foot deep flat inclined surface that you can draw on. This is just about possible today. You need two projectors, one on each side, projecting the screen onto the 3'x2' surface. That makes it harder for your hand to block any part of the display. You need something to sense the position of the pen. A cordless keyboard probably helps too. Other than that, it's just a normal drafting setup.
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It sounds to me like you have a VERY different definition of "computer desk" than I do. To me a "computer desk" is a desk or table on which you put a personal computer, printer, etc. This is clearly not what you are talking about, so what the heck ARE you talking about?
This confusion may also be why you ended up on this forum -- because this would be a good place to discuss building a desk or table on which to put a PC.
- Bruce

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On 12 Oct 2004 14:24:30 -0700, Bob Jenkins

Sounds more like a monitor stand.
The key to getting a furniture design right is keeping in mind the functions the furniture has to fulfill. Once you account for the basic functions you need, everything else is "Creative."
Now, I think that a computer desk should keep my case off the floor, put my keyboard and mice at a convenient height, and provide a rock solid platform for two 22" CRT monitors. The fact that I cannot afford two 22" monitors notwithstanding.
As such, I need a space with sufficient air circulation for the case, an adjustable keyboard drawer, and a sturdy, stable platform.
What do YOU need your computer desk to do? Hold a digital tablet? Support an 88-key weighted MIDI keyboard? If you don't use a keyboard or a mouse, you needn't account for them.
Let us know and we'll make suggestions. heck, you'll likely get links to pics and plans too.
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