Morrisville Design Center: Behind the Curtain
Earlier in the year I blogged about the Yamato design center and showed pictures and a detailed diagram of the facility where the ThinkPad designers work. Now that the construction dust has finally settled and we have moved into our Morrisville design center, I thought I would share similar information about where my other team works. The design center is perched on the 5th floor of building one at our Morrisville headquarters. Our design gallery is directly behind the large Lenovo logo that is suspended from the glass curtain wall. Adjacent to the gallery is a studio space where we all sit, a model shop for constructing quick study models and prototypes, a usability lab for testing hardware and software, and a dramatic design gallery for displaying works in progress.
This is shot peeking into the design gallery where we keep all the secret stuff I can't show you. The freestanding monolithic walls provide a sense of mystery and screen the view.
This is where we often meet to discuss and create new design concepts. If you look closely on the table you can see a glimpse of a glass serving container for the three types of TrackPoint caps. You never know when you might need a new one in the middle of a meeting. The chairs are the Think Chair manufactured by Steelcase. We often bring customers into the center for guided tours and to get feedback on concepts we are working on. Enjoy.