Posts Tagged ‘cryptic’

Subway LCD watch maps the route for reading the time.

August 1st, 2012
Subway 002

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is “Subway”. I had an idea of a always on LCD display that showed continuously changing apparently random numbers. Some of the numbers tell the time but without knowing the order are completely meaningless.

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Keysay watch design inspired by keyboard symbols.

July 27th, 2012

Design submitted by Jose from Spain.

Jose says: I could say that this idea came to me after exciting reading about the machine “Enigma”, developed by the Germans to encrypt their messages during II World War, or has been the result of using a metalanguage as Leetspeak, or such once a strange code suggested by a science fiction movie, but none of this would be true. The truth, is that the idea came accidentally to stay absorbed looking at the mini keyboard of my Macbook; suddenly, there it was, the first line of keys, and above each number a symbol, and thus the ¡1 to 0!.

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Glyph LCD watch: The time hidden in plain sight.

July 26th, 2012

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The idea for GLYPH came when thinking about mirror LCD. The term itself became inspiration for this concept.

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V7 LCD watch looks cryptic, uses roman numerals

July 26th, 2012

Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: V7 is an LCD concept watch that uses bizarre looking numbers to display the time and date.

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Ito Zero LED watch uses outlines instead of digits.

July 20th, 2012

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: There is this wrist surrounding line (ito in japanese) which adapts in the case region to show the four digits of the time display. The line itself can always be seen completely, but it is not illuminated.

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Kyuuen LED watch dials your number

July 17th, 2012

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The inspirations for this watch are the number pad of a phone and the metal bracelet Nekura watches.

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Viking Rune LED watch invokes the elders

July 16th, 2012

Design submitted by Mark from New Zealand.

Mark says: “Archaeologists have discovered an ancient runic inscription on a piece of stone ballast in the preserved remains of an unearthed longship revealing that not only did the master rune that all runes are created from was used to write words, but also used to tell the time with each rune representing an hour of the day”.

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Segments LED/LCD watch with cube like digits

July 11th, 2012

Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: LCD or LED watch with time and date function.

Imagine a square, slice it to 9 equal parts. On every common side make a segment. They are the numbers 1-9. Cryptic at first glance but logical.

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OctoThorpe LED watch is a digital watch with a cryptic twist.

June 1st, 2012

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The inspiration for this watch came from the number sign (hash, pound sign, rarely octothorp in different variations). This symbol divides an area into nine squares.

I sketched around for a digital display and quickly came to the double square numbers, you can see in the images. I took the name Octothorpe due to it’s emphasis on the number 8. There are 8 squares forming the time display and each of them is made of 8 segments.

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CRAX watch breaks up time into fragments.

May 28th, 2012

Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says : I was looking at a digital clock whose traditional 7-segment digits were mostly trapezoidal, with a visible gap between the segments.  I thought, “Why do the segments need to be trapezoids?”  I sketched some digit layouts using various arrangements of seven polygon segments with pronounced spaces between them, until I came up with the CRAX digits. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside-Out LCD watch stacks up time digits

May 7th, 2012

Design submitted by Heather from the USA

Heather says: After designing the digits for my n-gon display concept, I found that I could make digits similar to those that would stack well, since they have no middle.

I thought it would be fun to have the time read from the inside-out, since it allows a changing look to the display every minute, and because it allows for a descriptive and catchy name, “Inside-out”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mosaic LCD watch with minimalist digits.

March 1st, 2012

Design submitted by Heather from USA.

Heather says: I wanted to develop some minimalistic digits that would appear cryptic, yet once learned are quite easy to recognise.  I accomplished this by arranging various sizes of rectangular tiles to give the feel of classic digits.  I call this display “MOSAIC”. Read the rest of this entry »