Ignacio is a legendary designer of UI for videogames, including Dead Space, Dante's Inferno, Dead Space 2, and Dead Space 3. He's currently the User Experience Director of Visceral Games at Electronic Arts, so he's very interested in how people interact with machines. In an interview, he said:
I was interested in UI even before I knew what it was called. I remember growing up watching movies like The Last Starfighter, Blade Runner and Star Wars and fixating on the computer screens and the graphics on them.To illustrate this obsession, Ignacio decided to put together a supercut of every time anyone in the original Star Wars movie interacted with machines in any way. That included computers, robots, doors, and screens. What you get is a lot of levers, knobs and buttons. What was futuristic in the year 1977 isn't quite as futuristic in the year 2015.
The Interfaces of Star Wars: A New Hope from Dino Ignacio on Vimeo.
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