bend desk
 
bend desk
dec 08, 2010

bend desk

bend desk is a prototype interactive display that takes the digital workspace from the screen to the desktop by the media computing group at RWTH aachen university. while a typical work setup combines a flat desktop with a vertical computer screen, bend desk combines the two into one single unit. bend desk is a vision for a future workspace that allows continuous interaction between both areas. using multi-touch technology, the display curves from a horizontal plane to a vertical plane. this workspace can be used to display digital content and interact with it directly using multi-touch gestures and manipulation.

http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/BendDesk

bend desk

bend desk

bend desk

bend desk

bend desk

  • It may appear that it isn’t practical unless if you think outside the box and ask yourself what spaces would this benefit. I already have one in mind that would greatly effect a business. remember the world is made of malleable elements that can be moved in any space.

    Kalab
  • Just a PC tablet converted into a piano sort of shape. Not practical as it would take a VERY HUGE space in a room.

    harry
  • Eh.. have you ever looked at the typical specs of a computer for a designer or similar? It’s not really a “normal” desktop, not the places where I’ve been at least 😉 Besides, the cost of hardware is really tiny compared to the other costs of pretty much any employee over the year.

    johan
  • Judging by the pictures I would expect it to consume too much power. What is the power consumption? Is it really worth it, to hire designers (for example) and have them sitting on so much hardware? Wouldn’t a normal desktop do the same function (without the touch interface).

    u2okn
  • awesome design!

    katie keller
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