Design Challenge

Elements watch plots time on a continuous line.

February 14th, 2014
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Design submitted by Matt from Canada.

Matt says: I had this idea while I was waiting for my oven element to heat.

I made 2 models with a continuous line of LCD segments/LED’s lights and 2 models with 3 unconnected “elements”. It’s an hour/minute watch with alarm and date feature. To tell the time you simply have to look for the segments/lights that are/is ON/OFF.

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Contraform watch forms digits as cryptic discs rotate.

February 13th, 2014
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Design submitted by Igor from Canada.

Igor says: The idea came up while brainstorming on new ideas for my Shattered Clock project. It was a while ago, so I can’t recall what exactly inspired me.

I call this design Contraform. Due to the counter form you’re reading the number from.

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Sandwatch is never the same twice.

February 12th, 2014
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Design submitted by Chingiz from Kyrgyzstan.

Chingiz says: I sat by the river and thought why modern watches don’t tell the true time. Because all known classic and digital watches repeat everyday. But we consume our lives/time/ like water, fuel or cigarettes and we must see it being exhausted constantly.

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VEIN watch uses LED arteries to tell the time.

February 11th, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I am a fan of lines, that come from outside the watch case and turn into time telling things on the display.

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Element multi-function smartwatch with cube effect display

February 10th, 2014
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Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says: Personally speaking, I have get my hand a Sony android smart watch that cost $100. Pretty decent for an OLED watch. I also aware of Pebble watch and other smart watches that pretty decent functioned and priced. When first time I get info about Tf making a segmented LCD or LED smart watch, I ask myself, how to make the smart watch compete with other decent watches available out there? How to make it is worth it to have a watch with this limitation. How to justify the price tag?

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Levitate LCD watch rotates display as time passes.

February 7th, 2014
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Design submitted by Andrew from the UK.

Andrew says: Levitate: is a dual format (Float / Hover) Rotating LCD / E-INK  Hexagonal Touch Screen Wristwatch. Constructed in the Following Materials: Stainless, White Acetate, Black IP, Gun Metal which all include a multiple select Back Light.

The Pair of digits at the center pivot / rotate around display 30 Degrees Per Hour, Per Month or per five Minutes. So the Digits act like The Hour Hand, Depending On the current Display mode Setting: Alarm, Date, Time Or Stop Watch: See Diagrams provided

This wristwatch will appeal to people who are always on the Move. The Levitate wristwatch is multiple Functional that is easy to use / set.

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Sunadokei LED watch is a digital hourglass

February 6th, 2014
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Design submitted by Justin from the UK.

Justin says: I wanted to create a vibrant and bright LED timepiece and also something that gave a nod to the timepieces of old…so I chose the hourglass. A nice juxtapostion of new and old technology.

I call it…Sunadokei.

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Minimalist Komet watch for the astro minded.

February 5th, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I like minimalistic analog watches. They are so relaxed and can look so styslish. So I sketched for a simple but still diversified pair of watch hands. For this watch concept I am using two transparent foils with cleverly placed free zones and imprinted gradients, both placed above a plain white background that could be lit up, if technically possible.

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DEZ watch for some retro Star Trek fashion.

February 4th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Pater says: Some time ago I did a couple of co-ops with Sam called “Origami” and “Mugen-Kido” which both shared a body and strap consisting of folded strip material. I wanted to re-use that principle in a more subtle futuristic manner than would have a TF old school feel.

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Oscilloscope watch tells time with waves.

February 3rd, 2014
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Design submitted by Rodrigo from Portugal.

Rodrigo says: Im a Electronic Engineer,and i came up with this idea after using an digital oscilloscope.

You can tell the time by tracking the evolution of the wave signals and combining the 3 waves you can tell the time.

The people I see using my design, are all those who love sci-fi and technology.

It is easy to see the time, and its simplicity will pull the imagination of each of us.

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NETWORK: A smartwatch with retro geek chic!

January 31st, 2014
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Design Submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan says: The watch colors are inspired by the amber, green, and white monochrome monitors from the early days of personal computing.  The strap is like gray ribbon cables.  The square shape — a CPU.  Overall, the design is meant to evoke nostalgia for the vintage computing experience.  Even people who did not live through it have seen it in countless movies and TV shows, and associate that imagery with classic computer cool.

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Coordination watch plots your position in time.

January 30th, 2014
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Design submitted by Tom from Norway.

Tom says: I am currently at the second year of a Bachelordegree in Mediadesign. This idea came to me during a schoolproject in a class named “Informationdesign”, where we had to choose amongst different kind of topics in a mandatory exercise (we had to pass in order to get to take the exams). I chose one where we was supposed to make a new watchdial to tell time. I passed, but since the design had no other purpose that to show my teacher I thought it would be great to enter this contest with it.

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Global watch revives retro sci-fi

January 29th, 2014
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Design submitted by Bryce from Belgium.

Bryce says: I’m a fan a geek vintage: pager, old computers, science fiction movie from the seventies/eighties, etc.

Since a long time, I dream about a watch with a vintage leather strap that is able to display time like a fictional computer in a (old) science fiction movie. I want a watch with a clean and simple design and a leather strap a little bit “handmade”.

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Venturi analogue watch ‘saws’ through time.

January 28th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is “Venturi” which I suppose could be described as an analogue equivalent to “Blade”. It certainly shares some inspiration imagery but the time telling is much more conventional.

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Driver watch revives 70′s style futuristic time telling.

January 27th, 2014
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Design submitted by Matt from Canada.

Matt says: This design was inspired by Peter “Predatime”.  I reorganized the lights position, added alarm/date/pm options. I also made LCD’s displays example, since I prefer an always on screen vs. LED lights.

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