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Microsoft Toolkit / Industrial design toolkit

Microsoft Toolkit
Microsoft Toolkit

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

BMW Group DesignworksUSA collaborated with Microsoft Corp. to create the means for a holistic computing experience, connecting hardware to software. DesignworksUSA developed an “industrial design toolkit” for 250 OEM and ODM hardware manufacturers worldwide, providing PC designers with guidelines for creating hardware that visually connects with the Windows Vista software experience. A design language was created and applied to the physical design of the toolkit itself, a 16 inch by 9 inch box, milled out of clear acrylic glass, which included material samples, digital fonts and icons, and two hardbound books.

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Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA, United States

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BMW Group

BMW Group DesignworksUSA
Newbury Park, CA, United States

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