OLPC XO Laptop

Education means a chance for a better life. But for the majority of the children in the developing world, access to education remains difficult. fuseproject worked with the One Laptop Per Child foundation to create a low-cost laptop specifically adapted to children and their environment.

product

The OLPC XO laptop (also dubbed the $100 laptop) is an iconic machine that was designed with the children in mind from start to finish. The XO Laptop needed to be small and light for children, but sturdy and robust to ensure durability and to prevent damage from natural elements and years of use. Because the laptop is for children, the aesthetics needed to appeal to children and distinguish and identify itself as the OLPC XO Laptop.

social impact

Designed for intended use by millions of children, XO Laptop needed to be resilient, easily portable and energy efficient. Design brings incredible value to the function, experience and feel of this object, and specifically, a design that is expressive at the same time (like the fun rabbit ears). OLPC XO, proved the real impact the OLPC mission will have for kids worldwide: a new dignity and pride to possess their own education, communication and entertainment tool, making the XO a true industry game changer.

Recognition

Awards

  • IDSA Design of the Decade

    • Solution to a Developing World Social Problem - OLPC XO Laptop, 2010
  • iF Award

    • OLPC XO, 2009
  • Engadget Editor’s Choice Awards

    • OLPC XOXO, 2008
  • GOOD Design Award

    • OLPC XOXO. 2008
  • Spark Awards

    • Spark! - OLPC XOXO. 2009
  • IDSA - Business Week

    • OLPC XO, Gold Award, 2008
    • OLPC Strategy, Gold Award, 2008
  • Red Dot Design Award

    • OLPC XO Laptop, 2008
  • London Design Museum’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year

    • OLPC XO Laptop, 2008
  • International Design Awards

    • Awards 2019 NewBeauty Best Innovations - My Skin Track UV 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Popular Science Aliph Jawbone, “Best of What’s New” International Design Awards OLPC XO, Category Winner, 2007
    • OLPC XO, Sub-Category Winner, 2007
  • Wallpaper Award

    • “Most Life Enhancing Item”, OLPC XO, 2007
  • INDEX “Community” Award

    • OLPC $100 Laptop, 2007
  • D&AD Award

    • OLPC XO, 2007
  • “Concepts”

    • OLPC XO, 2007
  • Spark Award

    • OLPC XO, Spark, 2007
  • IF Product Design Award

    • OLPC XO, 2006
  • Chicago Athenaeum

    • OLPC XO Laptop

Exhibits

  • Museo de Arte Moderno

    • 100 Years of Swiss Design
    • November 2017
  • Met Breuer

    • Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical
    • July 2017
  • MoMa

    • OLPC XO
    • Permanent Collection, 2012
    • New York, NY
  • V&A Museum

    • OLPC XO
    • Permanent Collection, 2011
    • London
  • Cooper Hewitt

    • OLPC XOXO
    • Permanent Collection, 2011
    • New York, NY
  • SFMOMA

    • OLPC XO
    • Permanent Collection, 2010
    • San Francisco, CA
  • Musee National D’Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou

    • OLPC XO
    • Permanent Collection, 2008
    • Paris, France
  • Fond National d'Art Contemporain

    • OLPC XO
    • Permanent Collection, 2008
    • Paris, France
  • The Art Institute of Chicago

    • OLPC XO
    • Permanent Collection, 2008
    • Chicago, IL
  • Art Basel 2007

    • "Artists for OLPC"
    • Miami, FL
    • December 2007

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