Nokia's Advanced Projects Studio approached Aeolab with a design brief on the theme of 'trust'. The studio had a specific vision of using an alarm clock as a kind of social device to establish a connection between two individuals. The essence of the concept was the implicit trust in allowing a friend to wake you up, with some help from a specially designed clock.

We kicked off the project with a round of brainstorming and sketching. After selecting an idea to explore, the project moved quickly into the prototyping stage. Nokia's team took on the industrial design of the device and prototype production via 3-D printing and CNC. Aeolab was responsible for device concept, electronics design, programming, and final assembly.

Volume #28: The Internet of Things
Magazine article features the Trust Alarm Clock in Julian Bleecker's "Trust by Design" (pp.15-19)