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Versatile Worksurface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042604D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Talbott, KM: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a worksurface which provides the terminal user with an easily accessed writing surface, that is versatile enough to adapt to a number of separate configurations to meet specific needs of individual users within office applications. Included in this list of applications that would utilize this work surface are: Fig. 1, Telemarketing Workstations; Fig. 2, Data Processing Workstations; Fig. 3, Administrative/Clerical Workstations; Fig. 4, Managerial/Nonterminal Workstations; Fig. 5, Secretarial Workstations and Fig. 6, Data Entry Workstations. The worksurface has been uniquely designed to utilize standard panel widths and its particular configuration adjoins existing office furniture to provide continuous worksurface within any individual workstation.

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Versatile Worksurface

This article describes a worksurface which provides the terminal user with an easily accessed writing surface, that is versatile enough to adapt to a number of separate configurations to meet specific needs of individual users within office applications. Included in this list of applications that would utilize this work surface are: Fig. 1, Telemarketing Workstations; Fig. 2, Data Processing Workstations; Fig. 3, Administrative/Clerical Workstations; Fig. 4, Managerial/Nonterminal Workstations; Fig. 5, Secretarial Workstations and Fig. 6, Data Entry Workstations. The worksurface has been uniquely designed to utilize standard panel widths and its particular configuration adjoins existing office furniture to provide continuous worksurface within any individual workstation. The adjacent 150» angle from edge of terminal to front edge provides the user with continuous writing/layout space, avoiding the typical split-surface problem in many current worksurface designs. The design is asymmetrical and requires a right and left wing which can be used together to provide continuous worksurface, or split to accommodate specific tasks within the workstation. This is unique in adapting the working preference of right- and left-handed users without disrupting the panel hung configuration.

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