Most products in our homes are the result of many design changes that are made overs months and years. Often the end result is nothing like what the original design was. This process is something designers go through all of the time as they figure out ways to improve the product.
For instance, Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley recently took to Twitter where he posted several original drawings of the Xbox controller from way back when, in November 1999.
So these designs are almost two decades old, but they actaully still look pretty modern. Obviously they were inspired by older consoles that were popular at that time, like the SEGA Dreamcast. Blackley says that this was because the Dreamcast was popular back then, although he also goes on to add that the Xbox is its own thing.
The designs from back then look nothing like the original controller, although since then, the design has been refined further and we now have the Xbox One’s controller which is slimmer and more ergonomic. I wouldn’t mind this old controller, since it looks like a cool ufo, although I’m not sure how comfortable it would be to use. It’s nice to see the designs at any rate.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Gaming News
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