Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 462,655 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,215 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 462,655 cutting edge ideas.

Engineering-Inspired Time Trackers

The MY03 Hacker by Michael Young Has a Fresh & Functional Face

— December 1, 2011 — Fashion
Michael Young's MY03 Hacker is attempting to change the way you tell time with its sunken face and sharp lines. The MY03 Hacker is primarily inspired by Young's engineering work and is designed to be both eye-catching and easy to read.

The most noticeable feature of the MY03 Hacker is its concave face. The face is filled with lines as opposed to numbers and dashes. Time is told traditionally by reading the minute and hour hands located beneath a central disk that also houses the lens. The watch sits on a polyurethane strap and comes in six different colors. Watches with funky faces are a dime a dozen these days, but they are often too difficult to read and aren't functional. Young's MY03 Hacker is a fresh and functional design perfect for design fans who want to be able to actually read the watch on their wrist.
Trend Themes
1. Engineering-inspired Time Trackers - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine engineering principles with innovative design to create time trackers that are both functional and visually appealing.
2. Concave Faces and Line Designs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore concave face designs and replace numbers and dashes with lines to create unique and easy-to-read time trackers.
3. Functional and Eye-catching Watches - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop watches that are both functional and visually appealing, catering to those who value both style and practicality.
Industry Implications
1. Watch Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate engineering-inspired designs into watch manufacturing to offer unique timepieces that stand out in the market.
2. Fashion Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with designers to create eye-catching fashion accessories, such as watches, that combine functionality and style.
3. Design and Engineering - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Merge design and engineering principles to create functional and visually appealing products, including innovative time trackers.
5.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness