XBOX Surface concept redux

XBOX Surface: An 8-inch tablet from Microsoft.

The new stage for your games, music, movies, books, and more!

SHORT OVERVIEW: click on the image below to make it larger.

This is an update to a post I made a few months ago. I got a lot of feedback from this forum and others, so I made a few changes. One of the biggest complaints was that it wasn't in landscape view, so to all that must have their landscape, here you go:

As for the portrait view (which I think would be more comfortable):

Let me elaborate on the changes I made.

  1. The Music Hub part of my concept is actually finished now (although not completely polished).
  2. I changed the default color to the darker, more conservative Xbox green.
  3. Some forum members said that the look didn't tie in enough with the Xbox dashboard. To address this, I added an option to use the gradient from the Xbox dashboard and Xbox apps in W8 as the background.
  4. I think it is a good idea to stay monochromatic on the background for this device, so to open it up a bit, I allowed for a light, medium, or dark variation of each background. This is seen below:



The medium and dark gradients could even be an option for customizing the Xbox (720) dashboard!

A VERY rough draft of the Books Hub is shown below:

Anyway, if you need further explanation, just go to my older post here. Or you can ask questions to me directly in the comments.


As always, feedback is very much appreciated! I know my design work isn't professional, so be forgiving if you would.