Title: Digital application of analogue-like time perception mechanism based on analogue on digital theory

Authors: Ziran Fan; Takayuki Fujimoto

Addresses: Graduate School of Information Sciences and Arts, Toyo University, Japan ' Graduate School of Information Sciences and Arts, Toyo University, Japan

Abstract: This paper analyses the human time perception mechanism regarding the use of analogue clocks based on the design theory of analogue on digital (AoD theory). With the examination, the authors would propose the method to apply the design elements of analogue clock into the digital devices such as smart watches and smartphones to the schedule management. The proposed application, targets smartwatches as media and represents the reality of time passing that is originally provided by analogue clocks. The interface design adopts the time representation of analogue clocks into the schedule display so that it can intuitively indicate the lapse of time passing for each activity scheduled in a day. Moreover, we design the user's operational experience close to that of analogue tools by realising 'the real feel of using clocks' through the representation of the spring-driven system on digital style.

Keywords: interface design; time perception; smartphone; smart watch; information media; media design; analogue; digital; sensory reality; user experience; interaction design; schedule management; analogue clock; applied informatics; design theory.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2021.117420

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2021 Vol.11 No.5/6, pp.518 - 528

Received: 05 Jan 2020
Accepted: 14 Apr 2020

Published online: 06 Sep 2021 *

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