Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: NEON IO is a display concept, that came to being while working on the NEON concept. Instead of the classical 2×2 array, I’m using an inside-out display. Since the numbers are hollow, there is enough space in them to contain another number.
The most numbers are recognized intuitively – they look like the well known 7-segment digits without the center segment. For the 8 another encryption had to be found, to distinguish it from the 0. The = symbol it is. The display of the NEON IO looks way more cryptic than the one from NEON. It takes a bit longer to understand it, but the dense mazy style looks cool.
As for the watch, I chose the same simple and smooth geometry with a recess for the display to achieve a stylish sci-fi look. And because everything is held minimalistic, there can be quite some color play. Watch and display can have the same color, or clashing ones. The watch can look serious or playful. There are many options available and I think everyone could find a favorite.