A new layout of game controller
Phone gaming is the future of portable gaming
In 2020, the smartphone game industry will represent more than half of the total game market. More than pc and console combined.
Frequent phone gamer wants to use a controller which can provide them with analog feedback to enhance their gaming experience.
Smartphone controllers that available on the market today are a replica of game consoles. But phone games have a totally different control design compared to console games, which make the experience of using the phone controller undesirable.
Let's look at the most popular game genre.
The UI is specialized for the smartphone, it is very common to perform a press and swipe interaction. Which is not possible for the analog button.
Today's smartphone controller is trying to recreate the console game experience. But the games are different.
Insight form user journey leads to design guideline
Button has pressed down travel and able to gives physical feedback
Able to create UX that is similar to smartphones.
Low profile and portable.