Microsoft Research

Hewlett-Packard Labs

Future Wristwatch Design
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories | 2003 - 2004
In a world of increasingly networked, portable and personal technology, the wristwatch of the future could take on many new forms, and offer many different functions and features. This research project investigated the possibilities for new wristwatch concepts given quite a broad design brief: namely, what useful or interesting things might one want to be able to do with a wristwatch in the Digital Age?

Eardley, R. Hull, R. Hyams, J. Lamming, M. Murphy, R. Sellen, A. (2004) ‘New Concepts for Future Wristwatch Design’ HP Labs Technical Report (HPL-2004-126) External
Interaction and Product Design | Rachel Eardley
Project Management | Abigail Sellen
Other Members | Richard Hull, Jenny Hyams, Michael Lamming and Rachel Murphy
Backpackers' Wristwatch
Created using Hand sketching, Form Z, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
The Backpackers' Watch concept is a wristwatch for the world traveller that allows the wearer to tune into news and music from any digital radio station in the world via an internet connection.

Rachel Eardley - Storyboard
Baby Monitor Watch
Created using Hand sketching, Form Z, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
This watch is one that allows parents greater mobility in and about the house, and even away from the house (if the baby is looked after by another carer).

Rachel Eardley - Mood Watch
Digital Wallet Watch
Created using Hand sketching, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
This concept is essentially the digital equivalent of a conventional wallet, containing information and allowing access to the things that normal wallets allow access to.

Rachel Eardley - Digital Wallet Watch