Context

Internet connected clock shows you when the next subway is coming

An internet-connected clock that shows you when your next train, bus or tram is coming. Instead of adding another screen to our lifes we created a more tangible experience. Magnetic ceramic spheres are linked to specific public transportation routes. Once a sphere is positioned on the clock face, it will move to the next available departure position.

In spring 2013 my friends Giuseppe Burdo and Emanuele Libralato created a miniature bus that would change its color between red and green according to the waiting time. I got inspired and built upon their concept during my first university course at the FH Potsdam supervised by Reto Wettach. Emanuele eventually moved to Berlin and we kept working on our side project. During the next months we created various prototypes experimenting with different contexts, materials and interactions. Emanuele took care of the code and electronics while I designed the physical product. Nevertheless, we always discussed technological, service and design questions together. I had a rough idea of the code he was writing and he always had an eye on Superclock. After struggling with the technical execution we decided to make a final high-fidelity prototype before putting the project to rest at the end of 2014.

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Results

New tools and methods while building Superclock such as wood turning, arduino and the JTBD framework

Process

New tools and methods while building Superclock such as wood turning, arduino and the JTBD framework

Learnings

New tools and methods while building Superclock such as wood turning, arduino and the JTBD framework