The trade off between privacy and visibility. Luminati manufacture a range of Lecterns used in Schools, Universities and lecture halls and industrial situations.
Many of the products are made of clear acrylics and clear Perspex and they have proved very popular. There is a debate that will argue that not everyone wants to stand behind a clear lectern and a degree of privacy on the lower part of the stand may work well especially for female presenters. The audience probably would like to see the person standing behind the lectern, however the presenter may want some security to boost confidence from the lectern itself.
Lecterns are now being designed and manufactured to cover both sides of the debate. IPAD’s are more commonly used as extra features to the lectern.