"flex" is the redesigned portable gaming console that
based on the user experience of Nintendo GAME BOY.
KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE
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
chunky 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.
DISPLAY FOR THE IMMERSIVE GAMEPLAY
ncluding a screen on the controller is the essential idea
behind GAMEBOY, 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.
EMBOSSING & DEBOSSING
cquired 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
hile 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
ssential 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.