Should the Flick-n-Slide Make a Comeback?


PDF Haus begs the question. Remember the sliding phones of the early 2000s?! Well, it was only a matter of time until smartwatches went in that direction. Inspired by Motorola’s iconic Z8M phone, this smartwatch by the same name explores the enhanced functionality of having dual screens.

With one flick, the screen doubles with the easy-to-use sliding feature. This bump in real estate makes it easier to use apps like navigation and messaging. As an added bonus, the innovative smartwatch finally introduces a camera to the device, making it the most adventure-ready wearable out there.

Designers: Jaewon Yeo & PDF Haus


“It is hard to see the navigation looking down in the fast movement. Moreover, when enjoying a cycle, it is inconvenient to enter the other menu in order to get a feedback on one’s information immediately. It will be more exciting and safer cycling if it is possible to check one’s information immediately on the other display and watch the navigation at a comfortable angle with the kick slider during cycling,” Yeo explained.


“On the upper display, it is designed to mainly be shown a navigation, which is an important part for the cycle. It is also created to be able to see additional information such as the traveled distance, the distance from the front,  and etc other than the navigation through the lower display,” Yeo continued.