TAQAT

a concept for a wearable power source

About this project:
Context:

Self / 2015

Type:
  • Wearable
  • Concept
  • Fashion
  • Product Design
  • Branding

Our phones are always running out of charge

A concept project for a brand that puts wearables in the fashion realm. With our increasing reliance on smartphones for communication, wayfinding, and taking photos, battery life is the biggest limitation to what we can do. TAQAT wearables provide us with power without inconveniencing us: no need to carry an extra battery pack on a keychain, in a pocket, or on a purse. Part jewellery, part technology, hiding in plain sight.

Sketch exploration
Renders showing how the clip and the battery work together, and how the battery plug into a phone
Logo logic: from transliterated arabic to symbol

Branding Development

“TAQAT” is a rough transliteration of «طاقة» — the Arabic word for energy. Arabic reads right-to-left, and the brand name TAQAT is a palindrome which can be read left-to-right or right-to-left. It also nicely centers the logotype around the stylised Q, which can act as a standalone symbol.

Rendering of woman wearing TAQAT
Rendering of woman holding TAQAT in her hand