Evolution of the Desk was one of my favorite viral posts of 2015. The video was created by BestReviews.com. In case you missed it here’s a picture and video. I would like to note that tape is still an office essential and no coffee cup appears on any of the desks throughout the 35 years of transformation. Not in the history of humankind has Elmer’s Glue ever held higher rank than morning joe. Seriously, who forgot to put the coffee mug with colorful parachutes on the 1980 desk or the paper coffee cup with Starbucks sleeve on the 2014 desk? It is awesome how those gorgeous blue mirrored aviators never leave the desk. Even the car keys leave, but not the sunglasses.
From Design Boom:
The past 35 years has seen the transformation of the everyday things that surround us traverse from tangible to virtual. a digital app exists for everything from world mapping to paying bills, completely recontextualizing the tools we use in the workplace. A team at the Harvard Innovation Lab has encapsulated this history of technology, as it relates to the office, in a video, ‘the history of the computer desk‘, demonstrating the steep shift from cork boards and fax machines to Pinterest and PDFs.