The PEBBLE is an interactive promotional gift for the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) that clearly express the TU/e identity and that helps in establishing and maintaining contact by comparing time zones.

Pebble, an interactive promotional gift for the TU/e


The PEBBLE a decorative object that shows the best time of day for contact. It compares the local time and the time of the Eindhoven. When both parties are at work, so when contact is possible, it will subtly attract attention by emitting a soft glow of light.

Pebble compares time zones, and emites a soft light when both parties are at work


PEBBLE was developed in close collaboration with the board of the TU/e and STU, through workshops on the TU/e identity.

Workshops with the TU/e board

The PEBBLE is linked to the TU/e in several ways. Its looks were designed to fit the TU/e image. Its quiet technology and intelligent behaviour fit the innovative but modest attitude. Since the PEBBLE is linked to the receiver by personal interaction and by the users time zone, plus the fact that it is a unique promotional gift, the PEBBLE fits perfectly with the personal approach of the TU/e.


The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) profiles itself as a leading international university. In establishing international business relationships, promotional gifts play a crucial role. They are meant as a token of mutual respect and gratitude but are also used to express the identity of the TU/e. The current promotional gift portfolio contains quite standard, generic promotional gift that fail to clearly express the TU/e identity.

PEBBLE is the result of the Promothing Project: Developing a promotional gifts that clearly expresses the identity of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

PEBBLE amongst the other TU/e promotional gifts