SCIFI User Interface Designer Lukasz Wieczorek
Posted on June 11, 2013 by lukasz on 3D, HMI, Interaction Design, NUI

Sci-fi UI inspiration

Been geeking out on scifi interfaces lately. There is so much we can learn from them, I love it! It makes me want to push my imaginary glasses up onto the rim of my nose. Here are a few I compiled into gifs for your viewing pleasure. enjoy!

Falling Skies



This was a recent one from one of the new episodes. It’s during a surgery procedure to remove an alien from a child’s back. It stuck out right away because it was not adhering to a lot of the sci-fi trends right now. But it’s tech from a foreign species, if they had iPad like interfaces I would be worried.

Pacific Rim


Here is some good ol’ classic Gundam style UI. Nothing really new about this and they were definitely influenced by mech style animes, but really they have been around since Jules Verne.



can’t help but notice the similarities of this and Tron. Still cool though, coincidence maybe?



I actually hate the UI of this, but I think the startup animation is stellar. I’m kind of over glass table UI, but it has it’s place sometimes.

Enders Game


More boring glass UI, but again, some tidbits I like, like the swipe gesture was done really well. I also like the left hand in the background rocking shortcuts, unless this dude is super fast and is looking at two screens.

Fifth Element


this is an oldie but goodie. Loved this movie growing up, I remember being obsessed with those particles thinking it was some sort of movie black magic. These guys were definitely amazing with their steam punk/archeological interfaces. Very sexy.

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