Working to create a new product language, the game controls stood out as iconic symbols to the brand.
Gaming does not always mean standing out. As gaming consoles, controllers, and VR/AR sets become more common, their design needs to become more approachable and adapt to our living spaces..
Taking apart the two previous controllers gave me insight into the internal components, housing construction, product form and details.
Exploring the ergonomics of the body, control positions, and construction. I took inspiration from simple products around the home and modern living environments.
The usb-c charging port hidden under the move light strip allows for faster charging.
Magnetic pogo pins are used to charge the controller while on the docking station.
The tilted rocker pad allows for smoother, more natural motion control.
Integrating a seamless touch pad for a natural surface transition and retro PS branding, bringing nostalgia and familiarity to the controller.
Using textured joystick pads for an effortless and secure playing experience.
Easily accessible screws are hidden behind slits in the over-mold, providing cleanliness, seamless tactility, and grip.
Full controller customization. Pads, buttons, and shell panels can be replaced for any color combination. Replaceable parts allow for product longevity, having the ability to replace any worn-out part seperately.
Fit testing for ergonomics. The measurements were based on a combination of the current and previous PS controllers.