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Watch This Face

Secret Lab
September 18, 2015

Watch This Face

Our presentation on the philosophical design differences between watchOS and Android Wear from YOW! Connected 2015.

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September 18, 2015
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  1. Computers are on
    your wrist now.

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  2. How do you deal
    with that?

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  3. We’ll be talking
    about Apple Watch
    and Android Wear

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  4. Apple and Google
    see the watch in
    different ways

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  5. How Apple Sees the
    Apple Watch

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  6. An extension to the
    iPhone

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  7. How Google Sees
    Android Wear

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  8. Another way to
    access search

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  9. These are not
    incompatible views

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  10. Fast access to what
    the user cares about

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  11. What does a smart
    watch mean?

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  12. Much more intimate
    than phones

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  13. Instantly accessible

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  14. Discreet
    notifications

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  15. Phones are platforms
    for software

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  16. Watches are devices

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  17. Watches blur the line
    between hardware
    and software

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  18. Users like spending
    time with phones

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  19. Users hate staring
    at their wrists
    DISGUSTING

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  20. The watch should
    be glanceable
    HEY
    LOOKIT

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  21. Shared Design
    Patterns

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  22. Watches are
    personal
    communicators

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  23. Not
    “person-to-person”
    but
    “watch-to-person”
    hi

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  24. A good
    conversation

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  25. A good
    conversation is
    relevant

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  26. Use user’s context

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  27. A good
    conversation is
    considerate

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  28. Frequent
    notifications are
    annoying

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  29. Watches notify by
    tactile feedback

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  30. Tactile feedback is a
    request for attention

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  31. Frequent tapping
    is awful

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  32. Users only want to
    know about
    relevant information

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  33. Expose preferences
    for notification types

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  34. Users don’t go
    looking for
    preferences

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  35. Users shouldn’t go
    looking for preferences

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  36. “It just works”

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  37. Suggest
    and
    Demand

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  38. Infer the user’s
    preferences
    NICE.

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  39. From user activity

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  40. From user context

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  41. A good
    conversation is
    valuable

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  42. Interactions are
    lightweight

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  43. 5 seconds per
    interaction

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  44. Be clear with text

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  45. Use graphics to
    save on reading

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  46. Continuing
    activities on the
    phone

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  47. Unique Design
    Patterns

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  48. Nothing is entirely
    unique

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  49. Android Wear is
    about guessing
    what the user wants

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  50. Show driving
    time to work!
    Show next
    meeting!

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  51. watchOS is about
    extending your
    iPhone apps

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  52. Info
    Info
    Info
    Info

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  53. Glanceable content

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  54. watchOS splits content
    into apps, glances and
    complications

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  55. Apps are like iPhone
    apps, but smaller

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  56. Glances are quick
    summaries of
    important content

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  57. Complications are the
    bits on the watch that
    don’t tell the time

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  58. Context stream

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  59. Halfway between a
    notification and a
    glance

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  60. Thing you
    should know
    Next thing
    you should
    know
    Another thing
    you should
    know

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  61. Ambient mode

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  62. Interactive Mode Ambient Mode

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  63. Voice-driven UI

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  64. Actions need
    confirmation

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  65. Let’s look at
    an example!

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  66. “Where’s the best X
    near here?”

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  67. Most
    common
    destinations
    get the most
    space
    Useful but less
    common gets
    less space

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  68. Quick
    summaries
    of possible
    candidates

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  69. Clear text
    Elaboration
    on visuals
    Quick “do I
    want to go
    here” element

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  70. Summary of
    position plus
    fast access
    to detailed
    map

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  71. Only the most
    critical info

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  72. Minimal complexity
    and
    Maximum usefulness

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  73. What have we
    learned?

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  74. Watches are not
    small phones

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  75. Be a considerate
    conversation
    partner

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  76. Most everything is
    the same on
    different platforms

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  77. But be aware of
    the differences
    that do exist

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  78. Always remember:

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  79. The watch is not
    the focus

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  80. The user is the focus

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  81. Make some great apps

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  82. @thesecretlab
    secretlab.com.au

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