Webvision Notes: The Uncanny Relationship Between Science Fiction and Interface Design

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011


Time: Fri May 27, 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Science fiction IS speculative fiction

Reciprocal relationship between science and science fiction

Earliest film had no interfaces. Push on doors. Shoot rockets.

Later, the directors started working with what the audience knows – ticker tape and headset phones.

New topo sand maps based on a single scene from X-men movie.

Don’t make your anthropomorphic systems too human. It sets the expecting too high for technology.

All new design is fiction.

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