Interesting Clock Designs…

Like clocks? Bored? Here is your step by step guide to designing your own interesting clock!*

*PLEASE NOTE: Might not work. Might work even if you don’t like clocks.


Find any iconic images or objects that are circular, spherical or at least vaguely round or contain such shapes within them.

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Find anything that moves in a circular or round motion or at least, anything that could. (HINT – It doesn’t have to be the hands of the clock that move around.)

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Find of any sets, collections or ranges of items and/or images with at least 12 distinct items.

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Think of effective/silly methods of waking people up.


Do you know of any other ways of writing the numbers 1 – 12? Any other ways to represent the proportion of the way around the clock?

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When is it important that people check the time?
(More about the Delete Clock below here)

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…And where is it important that people check the time?


Make visual puns and/or popular culture references.

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Make it visually stunning.

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Make people interact with it. You know, make it hidden… or just comfy.

(More about the Vague clock shown below here)


But whatever you do, DO NOT:

  • Take any old image/object/anything and just stick a pair of clock hands on top.
  • Just make a copy one of the really awesome clocks I included in this post. Seriously that’s not just plagiarism but really lazy too.
  • Worry about whether or not anyone can actually read the time from your clock. If it’s too confusing then it’s just art, that’s all.

Enjoy your clock designing!


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