Bloomberg Businessweek challenged us to create our interpretation of Google Glass. While remaining true to the technical components of Glass, we opted for a more aesthetic driven design. We wanted people to feel comfortable both wearing the glasses and in their interactions with others.
Here’s how we did it:
- Moved the battery from behind the right ear to the body of the left temple to create a more comfortable/balanced eyeglass frame.
- Used a combination of wood, steel and angular lines to bring the classic into future form.
- Designed the frame brow to hide the bulk of the viewfinder, making the technical components less demanding.
- Added a lens cover to mask the in-your-face camera.
- Built speakers into the design of each temple for optimal sound.
- Replaced the bulky viewer with a translucent film display that can be mounted to any Rx lens. A small projector under the right temple would illuminate the display.