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A Close Look At The Crazy Interfaces From The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

One of my favourite things about watching movies is seeing the film’s vision of the user interfaces on screens and computers. They’re almost always over the top (like they were in the first Avengers) but I love to imagine that we’ll see all those exploded graphics in our future and pretend that all that information would be intelligible.


Meet The Crack Team That Designed The Tech In Age Of Ultron

You probably didn’t think about it sitting in the theatre, but all the technology in Avengers: Age of Ultron was designed by someone in the real world — from Stark’s Iron Man schematics to Cho’s medical scans. Who are the designers that built this world? Meet Territory Studio.


Microsoft Just Nonchalantly Showed Us The Single-Device UI Of The Future

Phones are getting bigger. Computers, smaller. And, according to Microsoft, soon there won’t be any difference in their software at all. It’s a more radical vision than you’d think.


12 Fascinating Projects From The Bleeding Edge Of Interaction Design

Smartwatches, tablets and phones are great, but they’re not exactly futuristic technology. To find that, you have to look to the scientists and designers who are prototyping entirely new kinds of devices.


The Coolest Apple Watch Feature Is Silent, Invisible And 65 Years Old

On the first day of Apple Watch pre-orders, I put on a $17,000 wristputer and tried to figure out what was so special about it.


How Science Is Making It Easier To Read Screens In One Glance

How many times a day would you say you check your smartphone? Be honest. For the average person, it’s 150 times a day. And most of those interactions happen in less than a second.


Your Best Apple Watch Glimpse Yet In Four Official Videos

Will the Apple Watch be so radically different we won’t understand how to use it at first? Perhaps so: Apple has produced a series of videos to teach Watch-wearers how the interface will work — videos which give us the most comprehensive look yet at what the future might hold. (They also double as handy marketing tools.)


The Samsung Galaxy S6 Has As Much Bloatware As Ever

You know the rumours about how the Galaxy S6 would have dramatically less bloatware? How a bunch of the Samsung apps would be deletable if not completely optional? Yeah, not true. It’s a bummer, but the Galaxy S6 has as much bloatware as ever.


Windows 10's Big Step Back Is Actually A Huge Step Forward 

Microsoft has made mistakes. It knows this. But as the company proved today at its Windows 10 HOLOGRAPHIC GOGGLES launch event, it’s also not going to stop pushing user interface design into the future. It’s just getting smarter about it.


And Now, Every Single User Interface In Star Wars: A New Hope 

Star Wars: A New Hope hit theatres in 1977 — the same year that Apple moved from a garage to a real office building and Microsoft hired its first official employees. And the fact that it came out as consumer computers were truly hitting the mainstream shows.