How to figure out the desk height that is good for you?
March 6, 2008 2:02 PM Subscribe
From a ergonomic and comfort perspective, what measurements do you look for in a computer desk or work area surface? Specifically the height?
posted by wfrgms to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the planning phases for building a desk into an odd shaped area of my apartment. Once it's in I won't be able to change the height (without a lot of effort.) I'm also planning to mount my LCD monitor to the wall over the desk.
I'm wondering if there are general rules or guidelines for positioning desk surfaces for comfort and use. What surface height is most comfortable for typing and mousing around? At what height do you like your monitor positioned? Suggestions regarding posture, distance from keyboard or monitor, and anything else I'm not thinking of are also welcome.
I realize this is very subjective, but I'm trying to get an idea of what other people look for in their optimal setup. If it helps I'm 6'1".
Thanks for any suggestions! :-)