I have decided to go with the Light board for my final project. I believe it can come under Lighting aesthetic and also under Futuristic aesthetic. I say Futuristic aesthetic as the writing board has been the source of presenting work to a class for many years and the Light board seems like a futuristic writing board. I am not sure if it is being used in schools or not but it looks like a good replacement. It can also be a replacement for a white board that uses different colored markers.
I already have a drafting table with a glass Top. For the Light board I will need a Plexiglass (Acrylic sheet) to replace my regular glass top. To mount the plexiglass top to the table frame I will have to order the sheet pre-machined (Length and Width with either tapped holes in the corners or just regular holes. With tapped holes the product will look cleaner as I won’t need to fasten it using a nut on the table-top.
Since it is a drafting table It has a ratchet mechanism to hold the top in an angled and vertical position. Hence the product will have a dynamic component. It can serve both purpose of a Light Board and a Table. Of course the Acrylic is more prone to scratches as compare to glass so using it as a table top might hurt the Light board aspect, but I can use a protective sheet curtain like a vinyl sheet curtain to protect the top from scratches. I haven’t finalized this part yet.
I don’t believe the product can be made under an alternative aesthetic as it is more of a working product that will satisfy a need rather than an artefact.