Microcopy Workshop

I was part of a workshop run by Chris Murthy on Microcopy. During the workshop, we had an activity where we were focused to design without using our computers, everything had to be done in the physical world. Around this time I was interested in designing for “active” devices. So as part of this workshop, I wanted to see how microcopy would work in this area.

I had the idea to create a cardboard smartwatch. The watch itself would be made out of cardboard and the screens would be drawn on paper.

The way it would work is that you would sketch your screens on a long thin piece of paper. The cardboard watch would have a screen cut out that would allow you to see the paper. You would then place the paper between the groves and slide the paper up showing a user flow.

News History App

This app would display events in history that happened on this day. The main interest for me of this app would be the use of gestures and interactions. Users are able to time travel back in time using the spinning crown on the side of the app watch.

Pomodoro App

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that uses a timer to break work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. The function of this app would make it as simple and invisible as possible. The use of the watch's vibration motors would be a way to alert the user. This would work well in areas where slice is key such as libraries and study halls.

Golf Club Distance Tracker

Golf is all about refined repetition and it is important to know how far and how hard you hit the ball. This “app” would help you understand your distances for every club. Players would select the club they are using then the app would track 5 swings made with that and would give you your average distance and power.