UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Dominus Plus is an application which turns iPad or iPhone into a stylishly artistic, powerfully aesthetic clock which looks like it’s come from a classic sci-fi movie.
It is had an original and artistic design presenting the actual 21st century Face of Time. It is designed in a beautiful symbiosis with Apple portable devices' cases. It has a simple and elegant interface with only a few necessary words to operate it. Different methods of time presentation (clock, alarm, timer) can relax and make the perception of consumers more flexible.
I would like Dominus, apart from providing the pleasure from deciphering the time "anew", to inspire reflection and bring in a contribution to the culture discourse on transformations of reality towards "immaterializing (diffusing) things", that is digitalizing them. The effect of such a transformation are low production, distribution and storing costs. Thus, when the Face of Dominus time stops being adequate or ceases to please, it shall be effaced from the memory of both devices and users without producing waste.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Dominus expresses time in an original way. Like dots on dominoe pieces three groups of dots represent: hours, tens of minutes and minutes. The flashing line reflects the flow of seconds. The time of day can be read from the color of the dots: green for AM; yellow for PM. This new abstract drawing of the Face of Time makes devices and interiors where it appears more attractive and mysterious and the image of Time looks well both vertically and horizontally. The application contains a timer, an alarm clock and chimes. Setting both the alarm clock and the timer is easily done by merely highlighting the desired number of dots and tapping the triangle button. The original solution of the clock is instant timer setup with just 2 clicks. All functions are navigable by touching discrete corner dots.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interface and Interaction Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Clock, App, Time, Alarm, Timer, Design, Art, Sci-fi, Apple
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Albert Salamon, Lukasz Grzejek, Lukasz Hostynski and Robert Hnatyk
Albert Salamon, 2011.