Bidding against some of the best-known American consultancies, we won a contract to help Intel formulate their strategy for Education mobile computing, on the then-new UMPC platform.
Working closely with suppliers in Taipei and China, we designed a computer for students that wrapped the internals in an integrated fabric cover, weaving the electronics through the flexible parts.
While it never reached tooling, working prototypes were made that were presented to the global press.
This simple sketch informed some of the early direction work for how to approach the project … how should / could these things be held, interacted with and used? Remember, this was years before the iPad!