Butterfly Effect for StarAgilis
Prompted to design a console/controller. Heavily influenced by the ergonomics and user experience around semi and pro gamers holding their controllers for long periods of time. That is where the unique organic form on the back comes into play. In addition to the longer controller feel to help assist pro gamers with more button options is including a third trigger controller to help maximize their experience and create new combos within gameplay. This final design was accomplished through multiple foam studies to test different unique fits for the hand, and full scale 3D prints to see the final vision through.
Art + Design
Industrial Design [BS]
Gabrielle Larkin, Julia Hedlund
Gabrielle Larkin is an industrial designer based in southeast Michigan. Her intent when it comes to design is helping enhance user experience and crafting products through storytelling, form, and relations to the users. Overall her interests in the design industry are diverse ranging from soft goods, lifestyle products, technology, and furniture/home goods. Currently, Larkin is a graduating senior industrial design student at Lawrence Technology University, and she will be graduating this spring. Throughout her 5 years at LTU she has worked on various projects that have widened her skillset involving analogue skills like sketching and prototyping to digital with sketch renders, modelling, and realistic renders to effectively communicate ideas.
Julia Hedlund is a Junior in Industrial Design. She has worked alongside Professor Saltik in the Full-Scale grant project exploring the use of volumes. Her goal is to focus on accessibility and equity in design and create products that serve all people regardless of ability.