Make it So: The Uncanny Relationship Between Science Fiction and Interface Design

A session at WebVisions Atlanta 2011

Friday 18th November, 2011

4:45pm to 5:30pm (EST)

Interfaces from SciFi films offer examples to realworld design issues that are humorous, prophetic, inspiring, and practical to interaction designers. SciFi interfaces are both fun, inspiring examples and reflections of current interface understanding.

Production designers are allowed to develop "blue-sky" examples that, while lacking rigorous development with users, coalesce influential examples for practicing designers. The authors have developed a model that traces lines of influence between the two, and use this as a scaffold to investigate how the depiction of technologies evolve over time, how fictional interfaces influence those in the real world, and what lessons interface designers can learn through this process.

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Nathan Shedroff

California College of the Arts

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Time 4:45pm5:30pm EST

Date Fri 18th November 2011

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  • Make It So
  • Making Meaning: How Successful Businesses Deliver Meaningful Customer Experiences (Paperback)
  • Experience Design

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