Just caught this over at WPCentral.com – apparently Microsoft just published a video with the industrial design team discussing the elements of the new Xbox One.
According to the article, Carl Ledbetter, Creative Director of Industrial Design had this to say:
Xbox One needs to serve our most loyal gaming fans and deliver unique entertainment experiences, so its design has to make an appropriate statement that reflects its capability as an all-in-one entertainment system.
The six minute video offers a bit of insight as to the look and feel of the console and controller design. You can check out the video below.