Back on April 24, 2015 the world was introduced to the original Apple Watch that literally changed the 'watch industry' forever. Happy 5th Birthday Apple Watch! For the occasion, one of the designers that worked on the first Apple Watch team shared a few fun facts that we took the liberty to embed it below. I am really thankful for Imran Chaudhri for sharing such an insightful series of facts that went into the development. We get to read stories and see the 'original sketch' for the home screen. How cool is that? I will let you discover the next few slides but it's so amazing to get such insight and learn from the pioneers of 'user interface and experience. Enjoy!
digital touch was originally called E.T. for electronic touch. i called it that for its potential as a new form of emotional connection.— Imran Chaudhri (@imranchaudhri) April 24, 2020
the drawing “ink" was inspired by my graffiti days. the ephemera was designed to communicate transmission while making it guilt free. pic.twitter.com/FadGhf8ho9
i‘ve always loved straps that were uncomplicated, the mechanism for the loop watchband was an evolution of velcro speedmaster straps worn by apollo astronauts. pic.twitter.com/8FLSRC1NrV— Imran Chaudhri (@imranchaudhri) April 24, 2020
i created the solar watch face as a way for muslims observing ramadan to quickly see the position of the sun and for all to understand the sun's relationship to time. #RamadanMubarak pic.twitter.com/4mcmIknqjm— Imran Chaudhri (@imranchaudhri) April 24, 2020