PSFK Watch Week: Smartwatches will work with phones (not against them)
Our hands can hold (or wear) only so many devices. Until recent history, hand space has been commandeered by mobile; the arrival of the smartwatch threatens to start a turf war, where user preference will eliminate redundancy between the two devices. However, at least in the near future, designers expect watches and phones to complement, rather than cannibalize, our attention.
In preparation for the April 24 release of the Apple Watch, PSFK presents Watch Week, a weeklong focus on watch technology and design. In this series, we speak to different creatives (from typographers to product designers) about their strategies, challenges and opportunities when designing for smartwatches.