Standing Desk Designathon 2017 – Calling for Votes

14 teams have spent the last month designing a standing desk specific to the needs of Hong Kong people, offices, homes, and schools.  Our judging panel has selected 5 semi-finalists to have their desks prototypes to be put on display and open to public voting.

Here are the 5 semi-finalists:

Utt & Michael The Standing Kaleidoscope Taking advantage of geometric benefit of the hexagon, this desk works similar to the collapsable cup.  It is adjustable to essentially anyone in the house or school, can be combined together with other desks to make a larger working area, and can be customizable to meet the needs of almost any age. 
Thomas & IscaPinocchio This desk is made entirely of cardboard, yet durable enough to be used for at least a year. The desk can be used as a traditional seated desk, then flipped on it’s side to be used as a standing desk.
Potter LeungMoving We have all seen the treadmill desk, but we have not seen a treadmill desk that uses the treadmill itself as the base for the desk. The treadmill is also self-operated, meaning there is no electric component and can be used as a foot rest when desired. The desk top itself takes advantage of a historical design, adapted to meet the demands of the modern world.
Sammy & FrancisLantern DeskThe concept comes from the traditional Chinese lantern and instead of relying on floor space, the desk is suspended from the ceiling.  Besides the “wow factor,” this desk has the benefit of creating an element of privacy – think of it as a healthy cubicle.
Ben LauT – Mushroom DeskA simple idea and so inexpensive that virtually anyone can afford it.  His ideal retail price will be less than $100 HKD for this “desk topper” concept that folds up into an easy-to-store or travel design.

By simple click below, you can vote for the one you love and win a chance to get a standing desk!

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.