Telling time the futuristic way
TTMM clock face collection for Fitbit Versa looks into the future with bold, original design. Here, functionality meets design in a form, that seems to have come straight form Kubrick’s Odyssey film set.
Albert Salamon, TTMM founder and chief designer, admits his inspirations often come from different pop-cultural sources: „…I took my inspiration for the collection from sci-fi movies and books, I especially like the designs of some space ship cockpits, form Star Wars and Blade Runner, but also from electronic music, like Kraftwerk’s “Man Machine” or “Computer World” albums. Film music is also very inspiring, because it opens up my imagination to new sensations, which I then turn into new structures and forms”.
The TTMM clock faces look as if they have been designed for humans of the future, but still there is more to TTMM design than meets the eye. The UX is enhanced with a tap-to-change feature, the information hierarchy is well thought out and the user gets full control to customize the clock face to suit his/her preferences.
Albert Salamon: „TTMM is as much about designing a form for a clockface as it is about the exploration of Time. When designing I feel like I’m travelling in a time-machine – I guess writing was a similar act for H.G. Wells… For me designing clock faces is all about seeing time in a new dimension, seeing the future form – an abstract form, a kind of graphic decomposition of time”.
He draws up the sketch designs while reading a book, or just after waking up, after having a bizarre dream. It is all part of the design process.
Albert invites those dear to look beyond time as we know it, to participate in a kind of creative experiment, which is packed with questions about: what TIME is and what it could be in the future? All you need to do is to upload the clock face onto your smartwatch and start your time travel!
Albert Salamon: „My idea is to take you onto a new path, from which you can reflect on Time and derive your own meaning from the shapes and movement, which appear on your wrist.”
About the collection
TTMM for Fitbit Versa app is a collection of original clockfaces designed for the Fitbit Versa smartwatch. The clockfaces are controlled through a tap-to-change on screen feature. All of the clockfaces can be uploaded to Fitbit smartwatch through the TTMM for Fitbit Versa app available for Android and iOS. https://ttmm.is
There are 3 main collection lines called: the Analogs, the Digitals, the Abstracts. The Analogs transfer an idea of time repeating cyclically and dress time up using new forms. The Digitals, on the other hand, present a very new composition of time and information. The Abstracts bring an original way of thinking about form and meaning of time. Moreover there is also a special edition clockface – ONE TTMM – combining 30 designs in one, originally designed for the Pebble smartwatch. ONE TTMM save life-time on searching, uploading and style matching and with the tap-to-change feature it gives incredible power to customize the clockface design.
slices of time
5TTMM presents time as a graphic abstraction, which is easy to comprehend and universal. This time the time is rising up, filling the “pizzas” of time – the hours. Time is represented by 12 barrels divided into 5 minute slices. The part of day is indicated by the lit up dot: left for AM, right for PM.
when nine becomes ten
9TTMM is an innovative, awarded clockface. The big hour indicator is in the middle. Below it is the minute counter divided into six square blocks of nine dots. Each dot represents a single minute. Every ten minutes the dots transform into a solid square. After thirty minutes the three squares block into a rectangle.
a bit of this and that
BITTMM is a elegant and powerful digital clock face with fancy dual time display – digital or typed – as you wish. There are 6 (six) lines with customized complications on display.
we begin at :
In the COLONTTMM, the colon plays a special role. A colon marks the start of numbering things, one after the other. Their sequence of appearing implies a question about the rule of this numbering, questioning the meaning and the sequence. A “train of time” starts to unfold, taking us on a journey to the essence of every minute. As in an analog clock, the colon and the minutes act as the hour hand.
to do or not to do
The key question is what to do with our time of life. Should we chase the rabbit or rather stand still, look and wait? Time is indifferent in its mechanical rhythm, giving us the measure of a moment and showing the endless repetition. Just like in an analog watch the dot position shows the hour, the hand shows the minutes. They sometimes overlap sometimes they depart.
in every minute
How do you fill your time? What with? What is its meaning? How do you feel it? FILLTTMM displays hours as digits or in a typed form. Minutes countdown on the hourly grid made of 60 dots.
Time moves from now to infinity and the digits stretch from here to a future unknown. Now you see time.
Time is an abstraction.
Vertical pairs of polygons stand for hours, minutes and seconds. Each polygon represents specific digit – see it with every second.
torque of time
Three circles stands for (from the top): hour, minutes and seconds. On the left side there is time or date, on the right – complications. As time is spins to eternity, here you can see its mark.
YTTMM is a sci-fi styled clockface where information is stored in columns. It uses an original font design inspired by the glyph “/” and the letter “Y” [why]. The question is: Why is time? Where does time come from?