WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
We’re big believers that websites don’t just sit on desktops anymore. They’re on a billion different connected devices that come to life in hundreds of unique form factors. As networks and devices both evolve, web experiences will continue to become more and more like apps. This is where the web is headed. And we’re into it.
This site is Phase 2 (see Phase 1) in an experiment where we’re pushing these ideas and testing what’s possible within a browser.
WHY A TIMELINE?
Simple. It’s the perfect way to express the arc of mobile innovation and technology while demonstrating Citizen’s work over the past eight years and where our thinking will take us in the future.
It also presents interesting challenges (and opportunities) when you consider the whole ‘billion connected devices’ thing. For example, how does a timeline flex gracefully from one device or orientation to the next? These are the kinds of challenges we like.
HOW’S IT WORK?
There’s more than one way to approach just about everything. Including this timeline. Here are a few to get started with.
- LINEAR: Hover and click near the outer edges of your browser window.
- QWERTY: Use the arrow keys to move back, forward, up, or down.
- QUANTUM: Click, hold and drag to go for a smooth ride through time.