The Modular Workspace

The Modular Workspace

Today’s featured workspace is a clean, open desk. The desk itself isn’t modular, as you might expect from the workspace name, but the organisation and use of the gadgetry is.

Flickr user AFGdesign set up his desk with voice-activated gadgets at the ready. His Nexus 7 sits on a self-made plaster stand beside his HP Probook 4530s (running both Chromium and Windows 8). He says he usually has Google Now open so he can just say “Google” and do a voice search. He also hacked an IKEA spring-loaded arm lamp to hold his iPod (using the original plastic holder that came in the box) — for quick Siri commands — and two pens (using strong magnets). Finally, he uses a CD rack to hold his pens and the iPod charging wire.

The space looks very simple, but it’s also well customised. (By the way, that’s a plaster sculpture of an elbow AFGdesign made.) The lamp arm means he can easily move everything out of the way:

I like to keep an open desk and have everything at arms reach. This is how I work every day. You may notice that I don’t have any papers, this is because I bring to my desk the paper I need for what I’m going the work on, the rest stays out of the way.

Sounds like our kind of guy.

Modular Workspace [Flickr]