Join Stefan Mumaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative exercise #2: Ultimate Desk, part of Creativity Bootcamp.
- This exercise is called Ultimate Desk. You've been sitting behind a desk of some form for almost your entire professional life. Well, it's time to retire what weak desk you've been using and come up with the most awesomest desk ever devised by humankind. Get with your partner. Together you are charged with desiging the ultimate desk. Fortunately, the venture capital wing of the federal government has commissioned you to design the perfect creative's desk. Money is no object, the department has money coming out the wazoo, so go nuts. Consider shape, function, power, the number of appropriate soda fountains, whatever your twisted minds can conjure up.
The only rule is it has to actually perform the function of a desk in some way. So I'm gonna give you five minutes, and the two of you need to come up with a design for a desk. Now, I don't care how you document it, you can draw it, you can write out features, I don't care how you document it, but you only get five minutes, OK? And your goal is to create the ultimate desk. You guys ready? Five minutes. Ready, go! - Can you draw? - Sure! - OK, cool! - It has to be completely, ergonomically sound.
- And then you can dial up screens around so whatever you want to see, like if you want to be in Bali today, you can be in Bali. - Everything, everything's like a... - Yes, yes! - A shape... - You're about halfway, about halfway! - The desk has a touchscreen top so that you can push and pull stuff, so your screen is up or down, then you can press a button and it becomes a walking tablet. - (laughs) - A girl can dream! - I agree! I think it's great! - Some sort of caffeine dispenser.
- That's great. - Chair massage, for sure. - All right, time!
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