In order to gain an understanding of the ergonomics of the mouse design, to understand how the mouse will fell, to work out the scale and dimensions of the buttons some clay models were sculpted, be it quite rough.
To understand how to go about designing the mouse in CAD, firstly I studied existing designs. The only difference being the touchscreen interface like that of tablets and mobile phones.
This may be superficial, but with the ergonomics sorted out and having decided upon a design, only then could I develop the inner workings.
Carved and sanded entirely out of balsa wood, then primer was added and some layers of glossy car paint. It was a bit of a rushed job, we didn’t have much time to get all the work completed on time in the run up to the Christmas break. Further WIP images to come in the future and all going well, a completed piece for the end of the course.
Second day of fellow class members working out the presentation. They seemed to have their own views on how it should be done and keen on getting it ready as soon as possible. So it was best to leave them at it and concentrate on my end of year project.
Some of the class members working out the layout options for the end year presentation