SideWinder X8 - 2007

Developed in colaboration with Astro Studios for Microsoft //

In the middle of 2007 Microsoft contacted Astro Studios to help in the development of their first wireless gaming mouse. Once the project was on, the team sat down to put together a visual briefing to define design cues, materials and finishes for the product. Once we got that dial it was time to sketch, a lot. We presented Microsoft 12 options which were reduced to 4. After all alternatives were modeled and rapid prototyped we had them tested by users that gave us all the feedback we needed to nail the project.

Ricardo Sá Freire
free agent designer Stockholm, Sweden