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Duo Gaming teamed with Pensar to develop a family of iOS gaming devices. The Gamer Pro, an ergonomic game controller for the iPhone and iPad, is … Read More
Duo Gaming teamed with Pensar to develop a family of iOS gaming devices. The Gamer Pro, an ergonomic game controller for the iPhone and iPad, is the cornerstone of the product family. Goals: + provide excellent ergonomics + build an identity unique to Duo + develop a “look and feel” that was complimentary to Apple products Our process always starts with understanding the user, the brand, and the business. After working with Duo to establish a common vision, we dove into building the products. We start with wide-spectrum view, quickly sketching and building rough prototypes, to explore form and interaction models. After meeting with our project team, we moved into hand-carved foam prototypes. Carving models allowed the design team to evaluate and make adjustments to the shape and proportion on the fly, rather than guessing what it felt like using CAD. User testing foam models helped determine the best size and proportions for the final design. The best foam model was scanned and imported to use as a guide to drive surface development in CAD. While this project was incredibly rewarding, it will not hit the shelves. Duo Gaming’s parent company lost funding and was not able to finish the commercialization of the Duo product line. Read Less
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