CATEGORY Interaction & Industrial Design

CLIENT Design Senior Project

CONTRIBUTORS Robin Cullen, Paolo Duarte, Yi Tang

ROLE Designer

YEAR 2016

 

We were asked by the Xbox team to explore a universal design approach to gaming controllers. Xbox Cobra addresses accessibility by expanding the user base to include single-handed players. The ambidextrous design retains the original button functionality while only requiring the use of one hand. Responsibilities included user testing and research, sketching/concept development, user experience, video editing.

 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

After doing research, we sketched number of different concepts and then carved them into prototypes using blue foam. As a team we discussed the pro's and con's of the interactions indicated by each design. We landed on a controller shape that would allow the user to tilt the controller on a surface to replace the functionality on one of the joysticks on a two-handed controller.

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