Project Summary
Over the years, keyboards have come in many shapes and sizes, so I wanted to try my hand at making one for Microsoft with an eye for function and design. After extensive user research including questionnaires and interviews, I produced preliminary mock-ups that later translated to the final product. Users gave it a thumb’s up. 
Final Prototype
Final digital model prior to stereolithography fabrication
Field Research
Understand your user!  My team did extensive research to get to know our targetted user group.  Questionaires were used to track basic data and help qualify the responses we received to our assumptions and preliminary mock-ups.  We wanted to understand how our user interacted with their keyboards.  Where they used them, what they liked, what they didn't like, what was useful and what was not.  
I really enjoy this part of the process!
Polystyrene foam and Chavant automotive styling clay was used to refine the subtle "wings" on the underside of the keyboad model.