Resources

Welcome to our resource page. If you want to know more about office ergonomics, brands, manufacturers, and technical aspects of office furniture, this is the place to be.

We try to keep this page updated with links to current and informative resources from around the internet (and right here on our site).

Getting Started

The Office Chair Buyer’s Guide

If you’re wondering where to start when searching for a new office chair, this guide is a good place to start.

In our complete office chair buyer’s guide, we cover the different chair types, components, ergonomic considerations, brands, materials and more.

Ergonomics

Berkley Ergonomics Program

The “Be Well at Work” program from the University Health Services Dept. at Cal Berkley provides a wealth of information about correct ergonomic sitting postures and workplace setup considerations for home office workers.

With tips, checklists, articles and videos, this is an excellent destination for learning how to create a comfortable and healthy office space.

Sit Less, Move More!

This is a course that explains how to do simple office exercises to improve your posture.

It covers a bunch of helpful topics, including active sitting techniques, office exercise routines, how to release neck tension during the day, spinal flexibility, basic office ergonomics and more.

Ergonomics 101 – Humanscale

Humanscale offers extensive training in office ergonomics, from basic workshops to multi-day certification programs for aspiring ergonomic consultants and professionals.

We recommend the 1-hour interactive training session for anyone interested in learning more about the field or just increasing their knowledge and awareness about these issues.

The Ergonomic Expert

This is the blog section for Karen E. Loesing, an ergonomics consultant and physical therapist based in California.

If you’re looking for information and advice on specific issues related to correct posture, adjustments that can be made to prevent repetitive strain injuries and more, this is a good site to check out.

Standing Desks

The Effects of Standing Desks on Task Performance and Engagement

Still unsure about whether a standing desk is right for you?

While we promote the benefits of both ergonomic chairs and their standing desk counterparts, this study goes deep into the actual science behind standing desks and their effects on productivity for office workers.

In sum, the study found that if you’re worried about sitting too much and want to try out a standing desk to improve your overall health, it won’t diminish your ability to perform normal workday tasks.

In fact, it might even boost performance, especially when standing for specific periods of around 30 min (which is why a sit-stand desk or converter makes sense).

If you’re ready to make the switch, have a look at the different types of standing desks to find the right style.

Desk Height Calculator

If you’re ready to take the leap, you’ll want to make sure you set up your standing desk correctly.

Check out this tool from Flexispot that will calculate the correct desk height measurements for an ergonomic standing desk setup.

The Pros and Cons of Standing Desks

OK, let’s face it. Not all of us are convinced that standing desks are the be-all and end-all.

If you want an honest assessment of the pros and cons, check out our article where we consider if standing desks are worth it.

Gaming Chairs

So, What is a Gaming Chair?

And why are they so popular all of a sudden?

If you’re curious about the background and rise in popularity of gaming chairs, as well as some of the key players in the industry, this 2019 article from the Wall Street Journal is a good place to start.

The Overclockers Forum

Overclockers is a UK based company that sells performance PC and gaming hardware. They’re also home to a massive audience of forum members, including those specifically interested in the world of gaming chairs.

If you want to get some real insight into what chairs are best for your specific gaming setup, take a stroll through this forum. You’ll be hooked in no time.

Reddit

And, of course, there’s the Reddit gaming chair community.

Miscellaneous Design and Technical Resources

Steelcase Video Series

If you want to learn from the experts about modern office design philosophy and how it relates to workplace technology, check out the episodes in the Steelcase video archive.

Did we miss something?

We’re always on the hunt for new helpful and informative office furniture and ergonomics resources. If you feel we missed a good one, let us know!

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