Welcome to PSFK Watch Week, a series exploring how digital creatives are adapting to the smartwatch and designing for the wrist
The Apple Watch went on pre-order this past Friday, and Apple Stores have opened their jewelry cases for fitting appointments and public ogling. The dawn of a new consumer era is upon us—though smartwatches have been around since before Pebble’s 2011 debut, Apple’s April 24 release is expected to christen the age of large-scale smartwatch adaptation.
It’s not just your bank account that’s preparing for Apple’s newest product (priced anywhere from $549 to $17,000); designers, developers, and technologists are anticipating changes associated with smaller, wearable screens. We want to know how they plan to capitalize on screen dimensions smaller than those had by its iDevice siblings, whether it’s how fat fingers will navigate a scaled-down interface or creating news you’d want to read directly from your wrist.