I have been looking at new ideas for interface design, and came across this one for selecting time by mimicking a clock face.
I believe that the interface can probably be tweaked to look a bit nicer and more user friendly, but it seems to have some merits compared to the typical spinner controls we see implemented for time selection.
Is this a good use case for time selection implementation, especially for those of us that process time information the same way we like to look at the analogue watch?
Looking at the design, it looks to be more suitable for cases when you don't have to specify the exact minute, but have a margin of 5 minute steps. Having said that, the spinner control can also be designed to 5 minute steps.
In terms of picking a hour/minute combination the clock face interface seems to be very fast compared to spinner controls for each of the digits to get the exact number you want, but I don't think getting into the number of clicks would necessary reflect the usability.
On the basis of picking a specific time value set as those shown, is this also a usable/user friendly technique that could be used more widely? One of the answers provided of the Android KitKat implementation probably provides a better example of how it can be used.