Posts Tagged ‘UI’

FUI Fantasy User Interfaces

Children of Men

Mark Coleran’s impressive portfolio of ‘FUI Fantasy User Interfaces‘ including work for Children of Men, The World Is Not Enough and Tomb Raider.

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Breathing Earth

Breathing Earth

Breathing Earth – A real-time simulation put together by Dawid Bleja that displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.

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Connected: Vision 2019, Happy Cog, De Standaard, Periodic Table, Ego

Vision 2019

  • Vision 2019 – Video from Microsoft Office Labs exploring existing and imagined technology concepts. There’s a good breakdown of the project here.
  • Redesign Mozilla – Happy Cog share their design process for
  • Liking Mark Boulton Design’s redesigned site for Belgium’s De Standaard
  • The periodic table of typefaces – Listing 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today
  • Ego – Stats app for the iPhone. Doesn’t work with Google Analytics yet but apparently that’s coming.
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Connected: Eames Shell Chair, Social Patterns, Hybrid Drives

Eames Shell Chair

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Connected: Lightsabres, Tabbloid, Fontcase


  • Luke Skywalker’s lightsabre fetches £130,000 at auction. Didn’t realise that it was made from an old photography flashgun.
  • Tabbloid from HP Labs – Turns RSS feeds into a personal magazine in pdf format which can be set to be delivered to a schedule. Sort of an oldmedia/newmedia mash-up.
  • Currently in development so only a preview of the UI so far, Fontcase is a font management tool for OS X.
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Connected: Aurora, Britain from above, Satellite imagery


  • Aurora – Web interface concept from Adaptive Path that explores “new ways people could interact with the Web in the future based on projected technological trends and real-world scenarios”. Designed as part of the Mozilla Labs concept browser series, Aurora is designed around four themes: Context awareness, natural interaction, continuity and multi-user applications. HD versions of the series of videos can be found here.
  • Britain from above – New series from the BBC exploring the topography of Britain using satellite technology and aerial photography. Starts Sunday 10th August. Preview.
  • Incredible satellite images of earth via Environmental Graffiti
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Connected: Eco Zoo, MySpace


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Connected: 17.06.08


  • Pentragram discuss their work on the new brand identity for AkzoNobel
  • If I had some spare time I’d spend it on these two projects. A paper V12 four-stroke Engine and R2D2
  • Kids on decks, rocking the house
  • Guardian article covering the recent MySpace redesign which focus on usability, interaction and a ‘more intuitive, customisable, and private experience’. Be interesting to see if they’ve made changes to the underlying structural code which has always been a mess and whether they’re going to migrate their backend from Coldfusion.
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Big Ideas (don't get any)

  • Big Ideas (don’t get any). James Houston’s entry for Radiohead’s Nude remix contest put together using a Sinclair ZX Spectrum (Guitars), an Epson Dot Matrix (Drums), a HP Scanjet (Bass) and a hard drive array (Vocals/FX).
  • That design is money! – A look at the work behind the new UI for Wells Fargo’s touchscreen ATM upgrade
  • Carlos Segura’s Cartype gets a redesign. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in automobilia and car typography.
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