flex is the redesigned portable gaming console that based on the UX of Nintendo GAME BOY
KEEP MEMORY ALIVE
I and many others still play with my GAME BOY to bring out the nostalgia of my childhood. Playing with it reminds me of my younger memories. It was the first gaming console that I got as a birthday gift from my father. The feeling of the grip, pushing in and pulling out the game cartridges, and the analog gaming melody are still lovely.
not just a box
Achunky and bulky form is the most prominent character of the original GAME BOY, offering the pleasing experience when it is held in the hands. While playing the game, the sense of touch also helps to concentrate on the game playing. Nonetheless, the trend of the thickness of the body and the screen size has been changing into a thin body and a larger screen.
into the new world
Including a screen on the controller is the essential idea behind GAME BOY, initially electrifying players due to its new-found portability. The vertical layout of the console reflects how a human’s body is designed. Through technology developing, the new curved display allows for a more immersive experience, as the curve makes to fill more of the field of view.
emboss or deboss
Acquired linear pattern texture on the lower half side on the back allows the excitement to play retro games. The feeling of subtle bumps on the texture with the debossed linear texture brings out the analogic memory, translating in attractive visual at the same time.
"sound" on your way
While playing a game, each players' right palm would contact or completely cover the original GAME BOY's corner, where the speaker was located. Taking this classic design element, yet user experience flaw into consideration, I have utilized the iconic detail while relocating the speaker to the top of the device, efficiently delivering sound from the closest point to the player.
power to the game cartridge
Essential relationship between the power switch and the game cartridge is hidden on the top. When the console is on, it locks the cartridge, preventing the cartridge taken off during game playing. Flex interprets the idea of combining the switch and cartridge in a single form like a stick. The originality of the system creates the experience more concentrated on gaming without any disruption.
absorption to the details