HP PAVILION X360 (2016-17)
HP Pavilion X360 is my first design to get mass produced. During the middle of my internship, I was responsible for designing HP's Pavilion laptop and Pavilion X360 laptop, as well as participating to design premium laptops and detachables (Spectre and Envy line-ups).
DOWN TO DETAIL
For Pavilion x360, it was critical to push progressive design language from previous models. There was a lot of effort into getting the hinge to right detail when it is closed, opened, and when flipped 360 degrees for tablet mode.
Instead of having a nice flat gradient, we wanted to physically make a gradient by wrapping threads on a piece of black cardboard, and it was the beginning of HP's own electric gradient. Mixture of two colors in similar tone and a highlight formed a gradient that is quiet refreshing and unique from what we see everyday. After the exploration, concept was transferred to digital and delivered to the CMF team for further refinement.
SOUND ENHANCED BY BANG & OLUFSEN
HP signed a collaboration with Bang & Olufsen during the time I was present. I was able to work with this premium audio company and see how to implement their unique speaker hole patterns into all HP laptop line-ups, Pavilion, Envy, and Spectre.
The 360 degree geared hinge gets you in the perfect position to work, watch, play and go.