Design Challenge

Tokyo Groove LED Watch Design with ‘Quick Read’

September 15th, 2010

Design submitted by Devindh from the UK.

Devindh says: “I studied your existing catalogue of watches and looked at the media coverage (fashion magazines). I combined some of the linear design elements with a bit of glamour, hence the name ‘Tokyo Groove’. Reading the time is easy compared to most of the ideas that have been submitted so far. The watch features a red duotone digital display indicating minutes. 12 ‘cross bars’ are tipped with LED indicators showing the hour numerals. The version shown in the main render is ‘quick read’. A second version replaces the conventional numerals with pure coloured tiles. A different colour is displayed for each hour. This is a design for anybody who likes to be different/unusual. It combines modern styling with some conventional elements giving it a broad appeal.Read the rest of this entry »

Warsaw – Inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk

September 15th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

This is another unique and intriguing design from Logan.  The concept was inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk and Logan describes it as “12 triangular segments inside a triangular watch face, as 3 triangular groups of 4 segments.   Top group indicates hours, bottom left group indicates 10-minute groups, bottom right group indicates single minutes”. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobra – A Deadly LED Watch Design

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Kristian from Sweden.

A “driver’s style” LED watch design here that Kristian describes as follows: “The Cobra Concept is a two deck drivers style LED watch, with LED bars showing minutes on one deck, and hours on the other. The numbers are engraved on each deck, which makes time visible from the side and from above the watch.”

This reptilian concept has sharp lines on the case and strap creating the appearance of scales. We like this concept as it’s really different from anything else submitted so far – quite an original theme Read the rest of this entry »

Get Your Favorite Watch Design On and Get Downtown

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Jeanne from the USA

Jeanne describes “Downtown” as: “A battery-powered atomic watch with a bright LED screen to display the time, the date in addition to a compass. The main time screen is based on a downtown night with three tall buildings, a traffic light, and even a taxi cab, and optional cloud to display the time. The date screen shows you the dates of yesterday, today, and tomorrow in traffic light colors and in your choice of language. The same colors are also used in the compass screen, so you will always know where you are going and when you need to be there! The design is cryptic yet simple for anyone to enjoy! The watch band is rubber and comes in four different colors: black, grey, dark green, and navy blue.” Read the rest of this entry »

Helix – The Ideal Watch Design For The Geneticist

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

A fascinatingly beautiful and biological looking concept from Logan here. He says: “This idea is surprisingly simple to read; there are three segments; hours, 10-minute groups, and single-minutes and one segment of the single-minute shape is used for AM/PM.”

The display is like the structure of DNA with the blue lines showing hours 1-12, groups of 5 minutes in yellow and single minutes with green dots. It would look really bright and energetic with colored LEDs against the black screen. This method of telling the time is particularly logical as the time progresses in one direction and as the time increases the number of lights increases. Read the rest of this entry »

Squares – An Artistic Minimal LED Watch Design

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Kevin from the UK.

Kevin says: “This design is based on a watch I bought from Tokyoflash a few years ago. It’s all about minimalism. The time can be worked out from the bare minimum number of 25 lit or unlit squares arranged into a perfectly square grid.”

This is indeed a beautiful, clean and minimal concept from Kevin. The display looks like a piece of modern art – that would constantly change color as time progresses. With added LED colors, this design could have the appearance of a 70′s dance floor. Which theme do you prefer? Read the rest of this entry »

Arctime Challenges Your Pattern Recognition Skills

September 13th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan describes his “Arctime” watch design as a “Dissection of the clock into 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 arcs, fit compactly into a square.  Each arc has three segments not shared by other arcs, which are blue to indicate hours, yellow to indicate groups of 5 minutes, or green when an overlap is necessary to tell the time.  The four small segments where the arcs intersect indicate single minutes, and their color can always be chosen (blue, green, or yellow) to be different than the hour and 5-minute segments.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sprocket – The Machine Behind The LEDs

September 13th, 2010

Design submitted by Maciej from Poland.

Maciej says: “I called it Sprocket. Sprockets, springs & other parts always remind me of traditional exclusive watches. It is a simple concept combining Tokyoflash technology with the complicated mechanism of traditional watch. The way of reading the time however is very Tokyoflash. We have three groups of LEDs; the central one is for hours, 10-minutes groups are on the left and single minutes are on the right. All together, this feel of dimension and the graphic at the back makes you feel like these sprockets are really working.”

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Watch Design Inspired by Nature

September 13th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan says: “A design inspired by nature. A hexagonal arrangement of circles with intersections defining segments (innermost segments slightly modified).  12 outermost segments indicate hours, 11 middle segments indicate 5-minute groups, 4 inner segments indicate single minutes.  1 middle segment free for alarm or AM/PM.”

Tokyoflash says: By using a repeated layout of circles the time has been easily divided into a unique time telling layout that looks both mesmerizing as well artistic. Note the segments line up perfectly to where the time would be found on a regular watch. I am sure after a day you would be able to blast off the time in a jiffy. The combination of blue, green and a touch of yellow also goes well in a black case design. This design would be ideal with digital tube LEDs which would create a really vivid look. What do you think? Read the rest of this entry »

Futuristic Bracelet Watch Design

September 13th, 2010

A concept that is quite different from other watch designs from the Tokyoflash Product Design Studio so far. A simple metallic bracelet that could be made in a variety of colors – and would be suitable for both guys and girls. The time display is integrated beneath the deep, curved lens and shows the time in a simple layout of shapes. Would you wear a bracelet style watch like this?

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Code Breaker LED Watch Design

September 10th, 2010

Tokyoflash Design Studioから腕時計の新しいコンセプトデザインの提案です。最大の特徴であるケース形状は、正方形と円形を組み合わせた形状なので、四角か丸かで迷う必要はもうありません。ベゼル部分には数字が付いており、時刻を簡単に読めます。また、フェイス部分は金庫のような重厚な存在感を放っています。これであなたの大切な時間を守ってください。

素材はブラックコーティングを施したステンレス。LEDにはフューチャリスティックなグリーンを採用。時刻の読み方は簡単で、上側の窓で時間、下側の窓で分を表示する。分の表示は5分単位と1分単位に分けられて表示される。このコンセプトデザインはいかがでしょうか?色や形状についてなど、みなさまのご意見をお待ちしております。
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Place Your Bets On Casino Watch Design

September 10th, 2010

日本のAkinori Nemotoさんの作品。

カジノをテーマにしたコンセプトデザイン。今回のデザインのように表示部分に細かい表現が必要な場合、カラーLCDやペパーディスプレイが表示デバイスに適しているかもしれません。カードやチップは時刻を表示するのに使われます。図に表示されているように、右上のカードで時刻を表示します。ここでは、時間をカードの絵柄で表現します。1から10はそのまま数字で表示され、11はジャック、というふうに順番に表示されます。それ以外の部分は分を表示します。表示されている部分を数えることで分がわかります。

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A Unisex Concept Watch With Cryptic Etching

September 10th, 2010

アメリカのHeather Sableさんの作品です。

以下はHeatherさんのコメントです。これは「Boxed In」という名前のユニセックスで使える腕時計のデザインコンセプトです。特徴的なパターンは、時刻表示をしていない時でも目を楽しませてくれます。時刻表示ボタンがインターフェイスの中心にレイアウトされているのも特徴です。中心付近にレイアウトされたボックスで時間を表示します。また、上部と下部にレイアウトされたボックスで分を表示します。

線と箱だけで構成されたシンプルなインターフェイスは男女問わず使用できます。インターフェイスのレイアウトはバードアイビューでピラミッドを見たようにクールです。それらは一見すると、象形文字のように読みづらそうですが、少し練習して慣れれば、簡単に読み解くことが出来るでしょう。詳しくは下図をご覧ください。

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Night Vision Key Chain Concept

September 9th, 2010

TokyoflashDesignStudioから以前に掲載された、Night Visionの新しいコンセプトデザインです。クラシカルな懐中時計を、フューチャリスティックに再構築した新しいアイテムです。まったく違和感なく、美しく延長されたボトムケースには穴があり、ホルダーとして機能します。このホルダーにキーリングやチェーンなど、さまざまなアイテムを追加して使用することができます。また、グリーンのLEDからブルーのLEDにアップデートされています。

時刻の読み方はとても簡単です。六角形の外周に沿ってレイアウトされた12個のLEDはそれぞれ時間を表示します。アナログ時計と同様の位置にレイアウトされているので一目で時間が読めます。また、その内側にはデジタルで分が表示されます。

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Time Flies LED Pocket Watch

September 9th, 2010

カナダのGarett Buttramさんの作品。

以下はGarettさんの文章です。これらはポケットウォッチのコンセプトデザインです。1つ目はダーツをテーマにしたデザインです。2つ目はスパイラルをテーマにしたデザインです。

これらは2つの提案は、ポケットウォッチでは初のコンセプトだと思います。1つはオーガニックな外観で、もう1つはフューチャリスティックな外観。迷路のようなインターフェイスを持ったタイプは、時間の部分が少し読みづらいかもしれません。異なる色で表示すればもっと簡単に読めるかもしれませんが、時間を読む事を楽しむには、これぐらいミステリアスほうがいいかもしれません。

オーガニックな形状をしたタイプは、時間の読み方が簡単です。私には花のようにも見えるインターフェイスですが、みなさんはどのように感じられるでしょうか。このデザインは女性向きかもしれません。みなさんのご意見をお待ちしております。
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