Today’s Toronto Star had an interesting article on David Chang, a winner of the Ontario College of Art and Design Medal, Industrial Design for his creation, the Mobi, a mobile personal desk/shopping cart.
Mobi allows library users to collect the materials needed and set up a portable workspace in a preferred space, or nest Mobi up to other units to create a larger work surface for group activities. Mobi brings a new energy to the sometimes static space of libraries, with the hope of setting a precedent for the types of experiences to be had in libraries of the future.
More images of the Mobi in action are available on the designer’s website.
The only design flaw I can find with the Mobi is the limited space for graffiti.