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Stakeholder Feedback on Computer Desk

Hi Guys,

I am a  student currently designing a computer desk for Product Technology (in New Zealand if you cared) NZQA Level 3, and  i need some stakeholders or just general information on how to build it what build it with and any other helpful information that would help the design of this product
Basically i'm looking to incorporate the computer into the desk and have some sort of built in drawers/storage.  

future updates such as design drawings and other pictures will be uploaded in the near future.

Any help towards my project would be of much help and would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Matthew

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What is a "stakeholder" ? Is it a customer, or your supplier or what ? All have different goals. Ultimately, you want to sell tables of this design to customers. They are the "stakeholders" that matter. This new management speak obscures the desired end result. A customer wants a well-designed product, that does the job and looks good. The TYPE of customer you want depends on the intended price point - IKEA will pay less than say some bijou furniture store in the centre of a capital city.
mh9109 (author) 4 years ago
Hi guys here are some sketchup shoots of my developed design any input about the design would be much appreciated
Thanks,
Matthew
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Goodhart mh91094 years ago
This desk has one weakness, with the high center of gravity, and the short "feet" towards the back of the desk, one standing too quickly could easily knock it over just by standing. The computer would not fair well in that case.
mh9109 (author)  Goodhart4 years ago
Thanks for the comment, but i plan to have it against a wall so i may only have to worry about sideways wobble
caitlinsdad4 years ago
Not to be mean but the way you are going about this is either you are looking for the project to be completed without you thinking or designing or it is the reflection of the course/instructor woefully inadequate in preparing you to think like a designer.

You are not asking for feedback. Have you not surveyed what is out there already? There are general architectural standards on heights/depths of furniture such as desks or worktops. What do you find comfortable/unsatisfactory in a workstation arrangement? Start with the computer desk you are sitting in front of and try to improve from there. Any effort such as a doodle on a napkin would have been appreciated.
mh9109 (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
No. I haven't scanned to the computer my initial sketches yet, does this help, a line in my original post : "future updates such as design drawings and other pictures will be uploaded in the near future." and i'm looking for advice on how i should build it not for it to be designed for me. I have already done research on existing products and am looking at merging many designs in to one. And am looking on advise such as, "have you considered this"or "i've used this technique in the past you should look at incorporating it into you prototype".

Anyway thanks for the comment i hope i have cleared the air a little if not let me know!

Thanks,
Matthew
So it begs the question, there are a zillion ways to build or manufacture something but there is nothing to go by specific on what you want built. What is your experience in building something? Do you have an understanding of basic materials like metal, wood, plastics, paper, exotic composites and how they are fastened? How strong are the materials before they break? How are they finished to make it look good or appealing or good to use?

You should go to an office supply store, furniture store or an IKEA is one is around. Touch and crawl under a computer desk. Shake it and slam the drawers. Then ask yourself, why did they make it that way? Then look at the price tag. How and why did they make it that way? I think you will find your answers. Good luck.
FoolishSage4 years ago
I suggest you start by defining who your target user is and then think about what they need, what they want, what they can do without and what would get in their way.

Does it need to fit in a small space or be grand and imposing?
Does it need to be robust and stable or highly adjustable?
Will the person stand at the desk or sit?
Will they use a computer? a laptop? a desk phone? loose documentation?
Will they need a drawing surface? a scanner? a printer? desk lamps? pencil holders?
What kind of storage do they need? books? files? decorative items?
You mention incorporating a computer but what size is the computer? How many monitors? What kind of connectivity?
Is the computer incorporated so that it cant be seen or so it can be easily removed?
What kind of feel should it transmit? Simple? Classic? Modern? Technologically advanced? Artistic? Sustainable/green? Industrial?

Once you have answers to these questions and other questions you may think of then the design should almost flow logically.
mh9109 (author)  FoolishSage4 years ago
Does it need to fit in a small space or be grand and imposing? - it needs to fit in a small space,
Does it need to be robust and stable or highly adjustable? - to be robust and stable.
the person (me) will be sitting at the desk.
Will they use a computer? a laptop? a desk phone? loose documentation? - Mainly computer use and the light bit if paper homework.
Will they need a drawing surface? a scanner? a printer? desk lamps? pencil holders? - maybe just a pen holder the printer is in the other room o don't need to worry about that.
What kind of storage do they need? books? files? decorative items? - storage for files, dvds , cds, paper mostly.
You mention incorporating a computer but what size is the computer? How many monitors? What kind of connectivity? - desktop sized computer that i want to incoporate into the desk so that you can see all the components from the top of the desk. just one moniter,
Is the computer incorporated so that it cant be seen or so it can be easily removed? - inside the desk covered by either a glass or perspex cover so that if i need to remove something i can just by lifting the cover.

Thanks some more feedback would go a long way to the development of my desk!.

Thanks,
Matthew
mh9109 (author) 4 years ago
Another thing that is very important is health and safety! and the legal requirements around that? ,
Any Answers to this question would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Matthew

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