Heather says: The last TF Blog Progress Report expressed interest in new technologies, such as EL sheet, which is somewhere between LCD and LED. At first, I just wanted to make a cool looking unisex design with vertically stretched always on glowing numbers. When I designed the numbers, they appeared to me like they were being squeezed together from the sides, like they were in a vise. So I named the concept VISE. Then I thought about what a vise actually does, and I realized that this concept can go further. I can solve the problem of watches being too big/clunky for ladies.
Lloyd says: “Confusion” is a modern-looking LCD concept watch that displays the time in a simple but puzzling way using jumbled up numbers. The idea occurred to me over a year ago after seeing Heather and Sam’s design “Out of Order”.
Like the original design this watch is inspired by the image of the “flux capacitor” from the time traveling Delorean from the “back to the future” movies combined with a hint of Cylon. The name “Trylon” came from the combination of the “Y” shape face and Cylon like display.
Sam says: This is a project, I couldn’t properly sketch for on paper. I imagined a pattern that consists of LCD lines with different thicknesses. I wanted to create a cascaded gradient from dark to bright (or vice versa) that contains the time telling numbers. The lines of the backgrounds and the adjacent numbers should be interlocking and create a black and white mesh.
Valentin says: I was taking a test at school the other day and i noticed that the answer sheet was pretty cool especially if i could use it to design a watch, so i got home, made plans and sketches and started making it.