The general form of the laptop holder was explored through series of sketches and ideas. I first looked at linear, crossing, and continuous structure that make up the laptop holder. I also started looking at different joinery system that I could incorporate into the design. To add more features to the product, I explored possibilities of having additional elements, such as places to put pens, earphones, mouse and etc.
To make the design simple and minimalistic, I went about it with the crossing structure and figured out how it would actually work with triangular pieces. I just assumed 20 degrees for the angle of the triangular structure but to make sure it works with the user, I did a quick experiment by stacking books to figure out which slope is the most comfortable to use.
I continued to look for ways to incorporate additional features to the laptop holder by using the joinery system but it was difficult to add something to the minimalistic crossing structure without making it look very random or bulky. Then I decided to add a third piece to the crossing structure at the back and add a sliding element inside the crossing structure to put earphones or pens.