Since then, we have developed the clock further. Using lean principles, we evaluated key features to build, and which to drop. We applied emotional design theory to the production, aiming to ensure the product can satisfy physical, psychological, social and ideological needs and values.
This research has fed into improvements for the physical design, retaining a nod to the classic cuckoo clock design, while adding our unique agency personality. We have also added a smart, multi-faceted digital display which shows rich notifications from various web-based sources, as well as, of course, showing the current time.
As for technical development, the clock has been streamlined to simply use Raspberry Pi, with a Spark to control the electronics. It also uses Leap motion, so people can interact with the clock using gestures and movement. We’ve added an 8-inch LCD screen to display information and notifications digitally.