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.

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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.

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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?

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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)

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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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