These are all the images I took or the project. Even though it took a really long time, I actually liked this assignment and thought it was fun thinking of design in an applicable scenario. I’ve always been a fan of more simple designs and do not like flashy ads and packaging. I decided to made a box for a projector gaming console called “Viro”, short for environment. I did a few different sketches of what the box would look like so I could choose the most interesting shape. In the end, I went for the triangular prism because it was the most versatile and mimicked the imagined shape of the product. I thought this was important because not only does the box stand out on a shelf full of rectangles but it also alludes to the product. This hinting at the product is also why I drew the projector eye and triangles. I used cool colors on both the eye and triangles to add some harmony between the two. I chose to have the triangles radiate out from the word Viro to hint at projection. One idea I toyed with was putting little scene from video games within some of the triangles to add more interest but I didn’t want to clash with the limited color pallet.
Since this is a gaming console/projector, the price range on it is rather high. It is also a product that would not be purchased on a whim by someone who knows nothing about video games. For these reasons, I thought that adding a bunch of text would clutter the design and be extra since the people interested in Viro should already know what it is. My favorite thing about the design is that it can sit many different ways because of the minimal design. Since there is not a large description box on the side, There is not a clear idea of what side is up and what side is down. It can sit on many different sides and have an interesting profile.