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Make It So

Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction

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Description

Many 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.

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On Sep 11 Christopher Maneu wrote:
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On Aug 17 Charles Bess wrote: Make it so is on target for those interested in design,
Make it so is a book that looks at design and the related issues, using examples based on science fiction TV shows and movies. It is a great book to read and reference if you have strong interest in both areas. If your primary interest is science fiction and would like to understand the constraints the prop designers need to live within, it is interesting and entertaining. The book does delve into a level of detail that those with only a cursory interest in design will find tedious, at times. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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