Ocular™ is a hybrid collaboration table with a unique curved shape that creates a more equitable experience for in person and remote meeting participants.
New Hybrid Shapes
Traditional office room layouts are biased toward in-room collaboration and create sightline challenges and obstructed views. Designers are rethinking traditional norms to improve collaboration spaces for hybrid work.
Portrait to Landscape
A shift from portrait (facing the short wall) to landscape (facing the long wall) allows people on both sides of the camera to see and be seen. Everyone in the room is equidistant to the camera. Remote participants can see facial expressions and body language.
Corners to Curves
The curvature of the table ensures that every in-room participant can also see one another in addition to being at eye level with remote colleagues. That eye-to-eye view creates more equity between those in-room and remote.
The curvature of the table ensures that every in-room participant can also see one another in addition to being at eye level with remote colleagues.
A 2.5” grommet hole is included in the center section of the table to support a flush mounted Touch Controller or any additional BYOD cabling.
Pop-up power units support user needs for USB-A, USB-C and standard plug power.
A modesty panel in front of the table keeps everyone’s eyes above the table and focused on the conversation.
The table’s front-angled leg allows people to easily sit side-by-side without knocking into a traditional table leg.
Ocular was co-designed and developed with Microsoft for the Microsoft Teams Front Row experience (pictured above.) The focus on hybrid collaboration from its inception means it can benefit other hybrid meeting spaces as well using any number of software platforms.
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