Work Surface Design Thoughts

I have been reviewing my home office and work office setups and trying to come up with what a nice workstation setup would look like.  As I move between home and work the setups differ but if I could create this setup at home I would work from home a lot more often.  Here is what I am thinking.

Desk: I currently have a very nice desk at home but don’t have a viable office chair there.  If I were going to change it all up anyways I might lean towards the UpDesk.


Compute: If this would be purely a home setup then I lean towards the Apple side of the world, and we are really getting close with the tools that I use to being completely platform agnostic.  So going that way, I would put in place a 13" MacBook Air.


To maximize the work space area, I am a fan of using the Elevator by Griffin Technology.  I have been using one of these for several years now, it is great for keeping the work surface open and raising up the laptop screen for better viewing.

Screen: We have a base of computing now but we need to move onto serious screen real estate.  With the amount of task being done concurrently or just the need to monitor and leave open and view able applications I like multiple monitors.  For this I would select the use of a VERSA mount like this option from Ergotron.  Mounted on there would be dual 27" monitors.In order to drive the displays the MacBook would need to be hooked up to something like this Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock.

Peripherals:  In order to drive the displays the MacBook would need to be hooked up to something like this Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock.


 In order to achieve flexibility with for input and helping to reduce the number of keyboards on the work surface, I would place a Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard. This would enable the keyboard to be used for several different devices.


In keeping with not wanting to clutter up the work surface, I would have to choose a wireless mouse as well, something along the lines of the Arc.

All in all that would be a sweet office setup.  The flexibility of using the peripherals with various systems also make changing out the computing piece simpler.  Now to just start down the road of building out the work space…

More to come in the next post on the geek toolkit of apps and devices.