Book — 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Learning lessons from science fiction
Elements of sci-fi user interfaces. Mechanical controls ; Visual interfaces ; Volumetric projection ; Gesture ; Sonic interfaces ; Brain interfaces ; Augmented reality ; Anthropomorphism
Sci-fi interfaces and human activities. Communication ; Learning ; Medicine ; Sex ; What's next?
Many interaction and interface designers enjoy the interfaces seen in science-fiction films and television shows. Freed from the rigorous constraints of designing for real users, sci-fi production designers develop blue-sky interfaces that are inspiring, humorous, and even instructive. By carefully studying these 'outsider'user interfaces, designers can derive lessons that make their real-world designs more cutting edge and successful.