Anders says: Scribbling away one day, I sketched a display with curving lines across it. It looked to me like some sort of scanner display as seen in countless SF films. A few more lines and I had a concept; Astrolabe. The always-on OLED display adds visual punch.
Mark says: Medieval times being one of my interests, I started a chainmaille project which led me to start replicating different chainmaille weaves in blender for fun. In doing so I messed about with trying to come up with digits and 4-1 came into being.
Peter says: Somebody asked me the time the other day across a busy office and I found myself gesturing the time across the office with my hands rather than having to shout. I then thought this is a pretty universal method of communicating numbers and would suit an LCD display, “Digitz” was born.
Heather says: My brother thought up the phrase “SPLIT SECOND”, and this concept was born. I thought, maybe I can make a display that is mostly seconds, but split them in half so there is constant movement on a large portion of the display. Then I made the hours and minutes smaller and squeezed them in between the top and bottom of the seconds.
Anders says: Sketching display layouts, I hit upon the idea of dividing an LED display by running wires above it. After refining the idea I had this; Cage. The display comprises 5 rows of 9 LED segments, telling time in the good old 12-5-9 format.