Over the years the image of the clock has been abstracted and stylized to a point where a long and a short line inside a circle, or even inside four dots on the ordinals, can be instantaneously recognized as a clock. This is perfectly fine if you already know how to read the analog clock but it makes no sense to use such a design as a teaching aid.
As a teaching device, you need to make sure all the information that has been abstracted away has been put back.
That is the basic principle of the ccClock
- The minute hand points at the minute dial
- All the minutes are listed removing the need to know the 5 or 15 math table
- The Clockwise direction is emphasized with arrows and text orientation.
- The two per day rotation of the hour hand is described using a concentric spiral
- The progression of day into night is indicated by recognizable icons of the rising and setting sun and moon
- The written format is described in the traditional dial digits
- The spoken form is described in speech balloons