Ryan Cooper?s design was the first in and was the one that sparked off this little
redesign effort. As we mentioned in the last article, this design is heavily inspired by the Apple iBook. Its clean
lines and subtle colors make it much very easy on the eye. Now how about a top view Ryan!
Aaron was the next to send in a redesign with his Nintendo DS ?Nano?. No clues as to which
device inspired this DS design! Again as a design inspired by an Apple product, it features light colors and clean
Nick had a couple of
redesigns made up before we even posted the article, so he kindly linked us to his creations. The designs take cues
from Nintendo?s other portable console, the GameBoy Micro. As we saw in the last two designs, a flat design seems to be
more desirable than the DS? bottom raised screen. The second design features a very nice looking slide out screen,
which hides the fugly hinge and saves space if you only want play a GBA game (or watch a movie?).
us in his shiny DS redesign which looks to share some of the PSP?s design elements. Although according the creator this
design is a ?basic ergonomic principle? and cannot be credited to the PSP. Read
his blog entry for more of his musings on
what the next DS could look like. Joystiq suggestion: maybe the thumb pad could electronically and physically limit
itself to two axis when playing GBA games. For that authentic retro feel.
Anthony Perri?s design featured a prominent slide screen design. There are some
similarities to the Gizmondo (the shape of the console), but they?re not too overwhelming. This design replaces the
D-pad with an analog nub controller.
LaserBeam?s 3D mock-up was one of the most comprehesive redesigns we received. Created in
a 3D program, the design seems to be closest to the Nintendo DS itself. According to LaserBeams that was the idea.
?Design cues from the NDS were used, I wanted to keep the sort of clunky Nintendo look, without it actually being
clunky.? It certainly seems to have achieved that look. The overall feel is of a more streamlined design that keeps all
the old features as well as adds new ones without confusing the user.
We thought we?d also look at Nintendo?s
latest redesign effort (with a tongue in cheek).
Overall it seems to be a very poor effort on the behalf of Nintendo. The only noticeable change appears to be the
overwhelming fake gold color that they?ve spray painted over the old silver design. Hopefully this won?t result in
owners dropping a load of ?it?s worth its weight in gold? gags.
Thanks to our readers for the overwhelmingly positive response! We?re open to posting any
more redesigns, so keep ?em coming.