The Challenge

Redesign awkward heavy portable computers to be sleek and lightweight.


A new design that transformed the future of mobile computing.

In the early 1980s, IDEO designed the first notebook-style computer for GRiD Systems, helping computers make the transition from bulky portable/transportable models to sleeker, more businesslike laptop machines. In addition to sales revenues from the product, GRiD also received significant licensing revenues based on its ownership of the patented IDEO-designed configuration for laptops.

Consumer Goods and Services
We use cookies to improve your browsing experience.
And cake to boost morale on Fridays. Find out more about our cookie policy here.