Design submitted by Sam from Gemany.
Sam says: t³ stands for tactile triangle time. The t³ is also a hint for the third dimension that this watch concept takes advantage of. I like watches and concepts with a tactile interface and really liked to make my own.
I thought about using electromagnets that manipulate digital numbers. For those numbers I needed to find a balance between the amount of segments and reading comfort. Now there are four numbers with only six triangle segments each. The segments would be risen all the time, held up by springs that are not too strong. At the pressing of a button, electromagnets pull some segments down for some seconds and the ones that remain risen tell the time. The numbers can be seen and touched now.
The watch around the numbers is held slim and edgy, following the style of the numbers. The watch could come in many different materials. I prefer anodized aluminium – light and sophisticated. But the display style allows crazy colors too.
A tactile display is fun. You don’t need to look at the watch to tell the time. Visually impaired people might find this watch useful and enjoy the diversion for their fingers as much as seeing people might enjoy the artistic look.