Heard about Natural User Interfaces (NUI) but here's a new acronym today -- FUI -- Fantasy User Interface. We all know what they are -- they're the interfaces you see in movies like Mission Impossible 3 and The Bourne series. The man behind them is Mark Coleran and he's know design director of Bonfire Labs. According to Fast Company's Co.Design.
In the article Coleran notes that not everything we see is a flight of fancy and his interface for Children of Men preceded Coverflow by nine months. Some of the other UI's in the films looks over engineered and Coleran explains that a UI that is on screen for a few moments trying to convey information to the moviegoer is somewhat different to a UI you'd use every day.
[tags]natural user interfaces,fui,fantasy user interface,mission impossible 3,mi3,the bourne[/tags]