posted at 17:50
Author Name: Karyne Levy
Theres A Really Good Reason Why The Xbox One Is So Huge
There's a good reason for it, according to the Xbox industrial designer Carl Ledbetter: It needs to stay cool. "But the reality is that there are very real issues around cooling when you're pushing some number of watts in the processor, therefore the thing has to have some size to it. There's always an interesting dynamic between engineering and design, and constraints around performance." He says that you can't design something without taking into consideration engineering factors. "It's called designing with constraints, and constraints create very real things for people to go after and solve," he says. "Blue sky can get a little tough because it is limitless and it's boundless. The engineering doesn't really become a barrier - engineering is necessary, just like the design and technology. It's a combination of everything that creates the product." The Xbox One isn't just a chunky black box, either. YouTubeThe 360 can practically fit inside the Xbox One. "It would be like if you saw a beautiful car, and then you opened the door and the handle felt a little strange, and when you got inside it had been designed by someone different, and even the controls were not what you expected."

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