In January, IDEOer Jerry O’Leary and I launched a kickstarter campaign for the world’s thinnest watch, the CST-01. This is a watch we have worked on outside of project work while here at IDEO. On IDEO Labs we are about sharing our process and getting an under-the-hood look at some things happening here. I figured that it would be interesting to recount the evolution of the design of the CST-01 from early CAD sketches to fully working “design validation units” made from real production parts. Click through for the full story and our process images.
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