What is this?
Black rectangular housing, hinged at top center to open, clamshell-style, revealing a screen and keyboard.
This object is full of stories
Bill Moggridge designed what many consider the first personal laptop, first defined as a computer small enough to travel within a briefcase. The GRiD Compass featured many design innovations that contemporary models still have: a clamshell hinge, a flat screen, and recessed keyboard. Moggridge recognized the importance of how the user interacted with both the machine’s hardware and software. This concept still guides work done at the international design firm IDEO where Moggridge was a co-founder.