What Harvard Wants You to Know About Your Desk
A recent video produced by Harvard Innovation Lab’s Bestreviews.com shows just how much technology has changed the way we live and work. The project, ‘The Evolution of the Desk,’ is a quick and dramatic history of simplification through technology.
“We wanted to illustrate how technology has changed our world, un-cluttering our desks and simplifying our lives,” the team tells designboom. “While gradual change from year to year is often hard to perceive, a longer snapshot gives us a much more dramatic view of the technological progression we have experienced.”
1980–a cluttered desk includes reference books, a rolodex, a fax machine, and the daily newspaper within arms reach.
1990–a laptop is a welcome addition, and applications like Microsoft Excel and Power Point enter the scene.
2006–Wikipedia and LinkedIn are common applications on sleeker laptop computers.
2014–a portable, self-contained work station. Even the filing cabinet is no longer needed.
Watch the entire progression here:
Learn more about this project on bestreviews.com.