Millions of schoolchildren in developing nations have no access to computers. Imagine how their classroom experience would change if they did? MIT Media Lab and Continuum collaborated to make a $100 laptop computer a reality.
The design team had two challenges: To create a laptop that was not only inexpensive but that would be robust enough for the extreme environments where these children live.
Inspired by the challenge and a deep understanding of the end user, the team created an award-winning prototype that was fun to use, consumes very little power, and can take some abuse without breaking.
Fun to use, consumes very little power, and can take some abuse without breaking.
In order to accomplish its mission, OLPC assembled an all-star team of contributors and partners to help bring its vision to life. Continuum led the conceptual design and product architecture, Pentagram led the product UI in collaboration with Redhat, Fuse Project completed the final design embodiment and product branding, and Quanta Computer made it all real, manufacturing millions of XO laptops – dramatically changing the lives of children around the world.