Nintendo GameCube looks much
different than any game console ever created. What was your
The GameCube Disc is very small-- only 3 inches in diameter.
I wanted to find a positive way to have the hardware to reflect
this new compact concept. At first, I proposed several ideas
that were less tall and more wide than what you see now. One
of the early ideas looked something like a UFO. These designs
wern't working very well, so I took a close look at how real
game players and there game systems interact. I wanted to
make the Nintendo GameCube fit well into a user-friendly environment.
The cube shape gives the impression of very compact, especially
when you see it sitting on the floor. I like the simple, polished
look of the final design.
What were your main concerns
when designing the Nintendo GameCube Controller?
In my opinion the ideal controller is one which the player
forgets he is even holding. It was very difficult to accomplish
this task with the gamcube controller, because we wanted to
incorporate so many features into it. From the beginning to
end of the project i kept asking myself, "How can I arrange
the features comfortably?"
What Factors led to the devolpment
of the Nintendo GameCube handle?
Befoe I started thinking about the design of the Nintendo
GameCube, I did some research to determine how video game
systems were used in game players' homes. I discovered that
alote of players actually moved the console away from the
television and closer to themselves while playing games. Adding
a handle to the system makes it easier for players to do this,
and it also gives the system a friendly look.
did you deside what the colors to use for the Nintendo GameCube?
One of the colors were using
for GameCube is Indigo, which was adopted from a color found
in the Nintendo GameCube logotype. We are aware, however,
that people have a wide range of likes and dislikes when it
comes to color. We did alote of research, and found that many
people wanted to see a Jet (black) version of Nintendo GameCube.
We are releasing that both in Japan and the U.S. In order
to appeal to a wider audience in Japan, we released a Spice
(orange) version as well.