Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical


Client: Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft added to its Intellimouse without complicating its simplicity. Users can move intuitively up, down or sideways with the scroll wheel on top of the mouse and backward and forward through Web pages with the buttons on the sides. The optical sensor that replaces the rubber ball makes mouse cleaning obsolete.

"The simple, straightforward form works well and the function buttons don't interfere with basic mouse movement-that's not true of many mice. It took a lot of thought to reduce this product to the simplicity of this final production version." -Clyde Foles, IDSA, Center for Creative Studies

Contact: Carl Ledbetter, IDSA,
Microsoft Corp.,

Designers:Microsoft Corp. and Surface Strategy