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Rotating Pair Desk 1 Extreme Programming Pair Desk 1

Pair Programming Desks -- Your Input

Introduction

Extreme Programming (XP) requires that all programming be done in pairs. This requires computer furniture for use by two people at once. Such furniture is hard to find.

Woodware Design's answer is to develop plans for simple to build computer furniture that meets this need. Below are sketches for five different designs. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

We need your input on which design to further develop and prototype. Please, look these designs and drop us an e-mail with your reactions, needs, and ideas. We plan to build one prototype soon. Which one should we build?

Desk Choices Index

  1. Rotating Desk 1, keyboard and monitor turn 40 degrees.
  2. Basic Desk, the people move.
  3. Desk with Slides, the monitor and keyboard slide.
  4. Rotating Keyboard Desk 2, only the keyboard rotates.
  5. Sliding Desk, keyboard and monitor slide sideways.
  1. Rotating Desk 1

    This desk rotates through 40 degrees on a Lazy Susan bearing (see photograph above). The two programmers stay seated and easily push the whole work station back and forth. This desk has the following advantages:

    This desk's weaknesses are:

    A version of this desk has been built. How do you like it?

    Extreme Programming Pair Desk 2
    Rotating Pair Desk 1
    Rotating Pair Desk 1, top view 1

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  2. Basic Desk

    This is a simple door-&-filing cabinet low-stress computer desk.

    The desk's weaknesses are:

    How do you like it?

    Extreme Programming Desk 1
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  3. Desk with Slides

    This is a simple low-stress computer table with separate sliding platforms for the monitor and the keyboard.

    The desk's weaknesses are:

    How do you like it?

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  4. Rotating Keyboard Desk 2

    This desk has a keyboard that rotates through 60 degrees on a Lazy Susan bearing. The monitor stays in one position. The two programmers stay seated and easily push the work station back and forth. This desk has the following advantages:

    This desk's weaknesses are:

    How do you like it?

    Rotating Pair Desk 2
    Rotating Pair Desk 2, top view 1
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  5. Sliding Desk

    This desk's top and keyboard tray slide sideways 24-inches. The monitor moves with the keyboard. The two programmers stay seated and easily push the work station back and forth in a moment. Detailed sketches and constructions notes for this desk are available. This desk has the following advantages:

    This desk's weakness are:

    How do you like it?

    Sliding Pair Desk
    Sliding Pair Desk, top view 1


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  7. Conclusion

    Thank you so much for reviewing our designs. We will show people everywhere that they can get started with extreme programming cheaply. Please, drop us an e-mail with your needs and ideas for XP furniture in cool space.

Woodware Designs, Woodware@woodwaredesigns.com
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