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It's About Time - Lightning talk for UX Designers

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Before designing for the Apple Watch (or any smart watch), you should know the history around the medium you're designing for. This was a quick 5 minute talk on some of the basics of what makes a watch tick.

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It's About Time - Lightning talk for UX Designers

  1. It’s about time. Lightning talk for UX Designers @jeremyjohnson
  2. Designers need to know the history. Designers need to know the medium they’re designing for.
  3. I have a problem.
  4. $5,000 $150
  5. $24m Supercomplication complication: 
 any feature in a timepiece beyond the simple display of hours and minutes.
  6. movement (or caliber): 
 is the mechanism of a clock or watch Wind - just as it sounds, a mechanical watch that you wind. Automatic - a mechanical watch that winds itself via movement Quartz - a battery powered watch
  7. mechanical > quartz
  8. crown: 
 used to wind and/ or set time
  9. dial: 
 the “face” of the watch lume: 
 glowing solution applied on watch dials http://www.prometheuswatch.com/diver-watch-collection/prometheus-sailfish/#!/Prometheus-Sailfish-300m-Automatic-Diver-Watch-Black-Dial-Sapphire-Bezel/p/30587613
  10. crystal: 
 the “glass” - could be acrylic, mineral, glass or high-end sapphire http://wornandwound.com/2013/02/27/raven-vintage-and-deep-review/
  11. bezel (divers): 
 enables a diver to visually track his/ her dive time using minute markers from 0 to 60 http://wornandwound.com/2014/06/18/squale-50-atmos-ref-1521-review/
  12. lugs: 
 the lug allows for a strap or bracelet to be attached to the watch case. http://shop.wornandwound.com/
  13. nato straps: 
 originally the G10, made for the British military. http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/announcement-nato-straps-added-to-the-hodinkee-shop
  14. case: 
 consisting of a watch's middle, bezel, and back, it protects and houses the movement inside.
  15. size: 
 size standards and fashion have changed over time. Big was in, now moving back to small. https://tacticalwatch.wordpress.com/tag/luminox-size/
  16. case back (exhibition): 
 a case back to show off movement finishing and craftsmanship. http://monochrome-watches.com/introducing-the-zenith-el-primero-410-triple-calendar-and-moon-phase/
  17. swiss made: 
 a watch is considered Swiss whose movement is encased in Switzerland and whose final control by the manufacturer takes place in Switzerland. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-01-20/chinese-watches-to-challenge-cheaper-swiss-brands-parmigiani-s-jacot-says
  18. us made
  19. http://www.wthejournal.com/en/pages/swiss-watch-industry-figures
  20. Out of time… Jeremy Johnson @jeremyjohnson

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