As a user experience designer in the Microsoft Hardware group, I helped develop the new mice we’re announcing today – the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series, a bold collection of mice that will refresh your mobile gear.
Our team wanted to take these mice a step beyond color, and offer you a way to really mix it up. A collaborative effort, each graphic began as a series of sketches, which eventually filled the entire hallway outside our design studio. After much debate, the selected favorites were evolved into digital drawings and infused into the surface of each mouse.
When creating these designs and patterns, we were inspired both by the incredible patterns found in nature, like rock formations and stones, as well as the bold and modern graphic style that’s all over the skate and snowboard industry today. We combined those inspirations to create minimal designs alive with vivid colors. There are three graphics to choose from – (left to right) Wave, Folk and Geode. Wave is a vibrant organic pattern, Folk was inspired by Scandinavian and tribal art, and Geode references rock facets and formations.
The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series has been one of the most fun projects that took place in our studio recently, and we’re psyched to share them with you! You can get your hands on one exclusively at Best Buy Stores for $29.95 and let us know what you think.
If you’re looking for a solid color, the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is also now available in purple, red and blue, along with the original colors, grey and pink. Which mouse pattern or color expresses your personal style the best?