So your new office desk from UpDesk arrived yesterday. You set it up in just a few minutes and you've already noticed an increase in your comfort and your productivity. But you keep catching yourself daydreaming about flying around the office in some sort of futuristic spaceship and you just can't seem to figure out the reason why.
You're not alone and you're not going crazy. You see the edge of your new UpDesk standing desk has an ergonomic curve and because it feels so futuristic and high-tech it tends to make people feel like they're in the cockpit of a spaceship. That's only one of the reasons we design our desks this way though. The other reasons have less to do with hyperspace flight patterns and more to do with productivity and ergonomics.
We design our standing desks with an ergonomically-curved edge so you can easily access all the devices and office supplies you use. After all your computer desk is more than just a place to put your computer. It's where you put your smartphone your stack of TPS reports your dry-erase markers (especially if you have an UpWrite) and that selfie you took with Toby Keith (you've found that it boosts your productivity). You need to be able to access those things without awkward reaches and when you can arrange your devices and office supplies around you in a convenient way you can finish your tasks faster.
Ergonomics are just as important when you're standing at your desk as they are when you're sitting. That's another reason your UpDesk has that high-tech curve in it. You see when you're standing at your office desk your legs aren't tucked under your desktop like they are when you're sitting in an office chair. Many people find that standing at a traditional desk doesn't put them as close to their supplies and devices as they'd like. But with the ergonomically-curved edge of an UpDesk you can feel just as much in control of your spaceship workspace as you do when you're sitting.
Think about Star Trek. What's the shape of the computer desks on the bridge of the Enterprise? It's a big ergonomic curve just like the edge of your UpDesk. Next time you're sitting or standing at your desk and daydreaming about space flight you'll know why. And you won't have to feel guilty about wasting time because with the productivity increase you get with your UpDesk you'll still be light-years ahead of traditional desk users.