sonodesign: the clock I can't see
 
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oct 15, 2009

sonodesign: the clock I can't see

color blind? ‘the clock I can’t see’ is a new product from sonodesign. upon first glance, the congested dot patterning on the face of the time-teller makes it difficult to recognize as a clock. take a closer look and you will see numbers hidden in amongst the spots. this clock is made of double thickness high quality acrylic and will hang on a standard picture hook.

the number ’12′(left) and the number ‘3’(right)

  • what is the point of this piece? why would any designer want to make reading the time difficult? i don’t see how it soves any problem, just creates one. looks very cheap and tacky.

    modErnest says:
  • does every design have to solve a problem?

    davest says:
  • I love this design and why is it any harder to read than clocks that have no numbers at all.

    Agwa says:
  • i think this is a brilliant idea

    ballont says:
  • It’s just mocking colorblind people.

    What will be the next desing? A huge wall clock with braille numbers?

    Or a 150 cm high clock that can be read from above for dwarfs?

    anonym says:
  • the last post is spot on. in response to the previous posts:

    Q. does every design have to solve a problem

    A. isn’t the function of a clock to tell the time? if you don’t have a clock or a time piece then you may not be able to tell the time, therefore a clock / timepiece is an answer / response to this particular problem.

    Q. I love this design and why is it any harder to read than clocks that have no numbers at all.

    A.I’m surprised that this question has even been asked, it’s not rocket science. It’s harder to read because it is a chaotic mess of pattern and it is hard to distinguish the hands against the background.

    modErnest says:
  • anonym, From the title of the design ‘the clock i cant see’. Do you think it is possable the designer is colour blind?

    modernest are you colour blind? you sound quite bitter. I like it

    tcup says:
  • anonym, From the title of the design ‘the clock i cant see’. Do you think it is possible the designer is colour blind?

    modernest are you colour blind? you sound quite bitter. I like it

    tcup says:
  • lov’d it!!
    i don’t think it’s offensive to colourblind people..
    especially since my fiance is one of them..
    he thought of it as a very cool piece..
    isn’t design all about thinking out of the box???
    it’s like those that don’t even have numbers..
    people who can read a clock or watch know where the numbers go..
    =)

    vicka char says:
  • I like it as a piece of decoration and it loosely tells the time, accurate time keeping has so rudely been stolen by the consumer goods market, exact time is everywhere.

    There are so many other products that fail at being functional, this will sell. Remember, we have to earn a living, the market will judge its success.

    Personally I would have reported on their smaller profile shades:

    http://www.sonodesign.co.uk/Collection/Products/profileshade_mini_std.aspx

    A welcomed addition to the range.

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    angel says:
  • I’m one of the red-green color’blind’ men. I realy love it!
    It is like one of those tests…

    Jeroen says:

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