Case Study: Freescale Netbook Design at SCAD

Freescale conducted extensive research with existing non-Windows netbooks and learned that both the user interface and form factor issues co-mingle in these devices. They approached the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) industrial design department and asked them to work on concepts that address issues for specific markets: tweens, teens and soccer moms.

Two sponsored courses that participated in this project. What follows is the class’ process for developing the initial framework and vision for a new graphical user interface to run on top of an existing operating system (like Linux) that can take advantage of an ARM CPU chipset on something akin to a netbook or a smartbook.

Case Study: Freescale Netbook Design at SCAD