What do you call a tall desk? An adjustable height desk, also called a sit-stand desk, changes heights to allow users to work at the desk while seated or while standing. Most adjustable height desks have an electric motor to move the desk between heights, though some desks have other mechanisms.
How tall should a desk be for a tall person? As a starting point, tall people who are around 6′ should opt for a computer desk that is at least 29″ tall. For every added inch of height, add around 0.4″ to get the ideal height for a desk: 6′ tall: Look for a desk that is around 29” high (tabletop height)
Is 30 inches too high for a desk? So what are standard desk dimensions for different heights? For people between 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 5 feet, 10 inches tall, the proper height is anything between 28 inches and 30 inches. Those who are shorter or taller than that height range may find it a little difficult working with such a height.
Why are all desks 29 inches high? This is done for practical, economic reasons, as are the one-size-fits-all compromises. Not coincidentally, 29 inches represents an appropriate desk height for 95th percentile seated elbow height USA males.