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Posts Tagged ‘touch screen’

2NE1 Come Back Home music video

2NE1 Come Back Home music video

I’ve been wanting to explore more work coming from different places around the globe. Fortunately, I recently stumbled on this Korean music video by K-POP band 2NE1, which features holographic interfaces and a see-through touch screen. The production quality of the clip itself is impressive and the execution of the UI effects is very tight. […]


Wearables – Android Wear & Nymi

Wearables - Android Wear & Nymi

As expected smart wearable devices are going to be out in the market soon. Here are two examples: Google’s Android Wear and Bionym’s Nymi. Google’s Android Wear My initial impression is that this is basically a wristwatch version of an Android smart phone. It looks like it has all the features of a smart phone, […]


Robocop (2014) – UI Design

Robocop (2014) - UI Design

Perception have just released a case study of their recent UI work on Robocop. Perception do a great job at showcasing their work. We previously posted a link to their work on Europa Report, which was just as good. There’s explanations of the project as well as heaps of alternate designs and concept designs, which […]


Ender’s Game – UI Design

Ender's Game - UI Design

The incredibly talented Ash Thorp has updated his site with some of his recent UI work on Enders Game. There, you will find a large collection of various stills from the film and from development. It is an excellent opportunity to analyse and appreciate the detail that went across a variety of different applications. When […]


Continuum Season 2 – Visual Effects Reel

Continuum Season 2 - Visual Effects Reel

Here’s a great visual effects reel by Artifex Studios showcasing their work for Continuum season 2. *Warning there may be a few spoilers for those who haven’t seen season 2 yet. As you’d expect, season 2 showcases a bunch of cool new technology. Along with some impressive shots transforming Vancouver into a futuristic city are […]


Star Trek Into Darkness – Touch interface & HUD

Star Trek Into Darkness -  Touch interface & HUD

I was really looking forward to seeing the UI in Star Trek Into Darkness, after seeing the first movie. Oooii, the studio behind all the UI, did a great job and carried on the look from the first film. Here’s a link to the previous UI work from the first film. For me, there were […]


Multi Touch DJ Light Table by GERGWERK

Multi Touch DJ Light Table by GERGWERK

This is a really cool project, which demonstrates how advances in UI and technology can be translated to music. This is a senior project by Kansas City Art Institute student Gerg Kaufman (AKA GERGWERK), which aims to digitize the traditional equipment used by DJs to enhance mobility. Through the project he’s explored how to maintain […]


Design of ‘The Avengers’ – Interface designs and HUDs

Design of 'The Avengers' - Interface designs and HUDs

Wow! The Avengers did not disappoint, it was the entertaining blockbuster it was anticipated to be. What’s more, it didn’t disappoint in the way of featuring a tonne of HUDs and GUIs, and elaborating on what we loved about IRON MAN 1 & 2 thanks to the team at Cantina Creative! IRON MAN HUD Check […]


Oblivion – Interface Design

Oblivion - Interface Design

You guys are in for a treat! GMUNK has generously compiled a montage of all the awesome UI elements from Oblivion! We’ve also got a link to a featurette with director Joseph Kosinski, GMUNK and DLEW talking about the design in the film. The things I love about the UI design in Oblivion… The consistent […]


Continuum – Sci Fi interfaces

Continuum - Sci Fi interfaces

Continuum is a Canadian sci-fi series about time travel and features everything from implanted HUDs, hologram phones, weapons and vehicles to suit interfaces. It looks like the design team had a bit of fun with the interface elements and imagining how these futuristic devices would appear and function. The style is consistent, maybe because the […]


Plurality – a Sci-Fi short by Dennis Liu

Plurality - a Sci-Fi short by Dennis Liu

Plurality is a Sci-Fi short by director Dennis Liu, which explores a world where everyone’s DNA is plugged into a single information grid set in New York City 2023. Not only is the story easy to watch and compelling, it features a lot of nice UI goodies. The production quality of this film is quite […]


SoundForms – Collaborative music interface

SoundForms - Collaborative music interface

Soundforms is an interface for collaborative musical composition by Seth Hunter and Pol Pla. It is one of the most interesting uses of object recognition on a surface interface I’ve seen. I love seeing new interfaces being applied to music, it’s like being introduced to a new instrument for the very first time. It makes […]


Total Recall – UI Design

Total Recall - UI Design

Here’s a highlight reel of the UI work from the 2012 remake of Total Recall, by the amazingly talented Ash Thorp. There’s quite a good range of HUDs and GUIs in Total Recall. In the clip you will see HUDs, hologram displays, scanners, maps, vehicle UI, and other touch UIs on a range of surfaces. […]


The Matrix Reloaded – UI Design

The Matrix Reloaded - UI Design

The Matrix Reloaded explores some interfaces that exist outside the Matrix. They are only short scenes but I think it’s worth posting because the design style of the UI is so unique. The video attached features the UI from the control room to Zion and small clips showing some holograms. But the emphasis is really […]


Mission Impossible 4 – UI Design

Mission Impossible 4 - UI Design

The great thing about spy films is that it usually features lots of cutting edge/futuristic technology, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is no exception. Two of the more interesting gadgets would have to be the computerized contact lenses and the car UI. The concept of the computerized contact lenses is a lot like Google’s Project […]


Archetype – Robot HUDs and GUIs

Archetype - Robot HUDs and GUIs

I recently stumbled across Archetype, a sci-fi short film by VFX veteran Aaron Sims, who’s credits include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Green Lantern. It’s a fantastic looking short that follows the story of a robot who starts having memories of once being human, and appears to be […]


Glass in the future – Corning’s Future Vision part 2

Glass in the future – Corning’s Future Vision part 2

Following on from the success of their previous future vision clip, Corning have released a second video, this time with accompanying commentary. It is a bit lengthier than the previous one and goes into a bit more detail on the reality of each technology. These videos are good for sparking ideas or discussions around what else […]


Instrument UX Reel

Instrument UX Reel

We don’t usually post showreels here, but here’s one that focuses purely on UX projects! It’s from Instrument, the guys behind the Nike IdNation spot. I’m excited to know that there are studios out there who have enough work and put enough emphasis in UX design to warrant a reel dedicated to it! On top […]


UI Design in Serenity

UI Design in Serenity

There’s quite a lot of UI elements in Serenity and they all help paint a detailed picture of this fantasy world the movie is set in. There’s everything from cockpit interfaces, holograms to communication devices. Strangely, one thing that really stood out for me was actually the gravestones, which displayed holograms of the person deceased. […]


Invisible Keyboards

Invisible Keyboards

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of ‘invisible keyboards’ or the idea of getting rid of the physical keyboard. Examples of this can already be seen in smart phones and tablets where the keyboard only appears as you need it on the touch screen. But this can be clunky and not ideal because of the small […]


Star Trek – UI Design

Star Trek - UI Design

I can’t really say I’m a Star Trek fan (I prefer Star Wars myself), but I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, which also happened to feature some nice interface designs. Most of them appear as either screen displays in the ships or touchscreen devices, with the exception of one short clip featuring Eric Bana […]


UI design in 007 – Quantum of Solace

UI design in 007 - Quantum of Solace

The UI design in 007 – Quantum of Solace is beautiful and well worth highlighting. MK12 who were responsible for the UI design, created a wonderful graphic style but the magic is really in the animation. A lot of love has been put into the way the interface elements move with interaction, like how there’s […]


UI design of The Island

UI design of The Island

Made in 2005, The Island features some interesting UI concepts, some of which have been realised today. One of these is the touch screen table top that’s controlled by a glass prism. Unlike regular touch screens that work with skin contact and multitouch, this one only allows the user holding the prism to control the […]