In our ever changing world, technology is always evolving. We see it happening every day. With the birth of iOS7 and the new Google Interfaces being created for each of their apps, the vision has become clear to us, the days of skeuomorphism are over.
A big reference to the film HER has become prominent in design, i’m sure many people saw it coming in this kind of film. I loved the situation love being re-defined and thought about in a complete different aspect and nature, this film portrayed this image so perfectly and allowed itself to be portrayed in a not-so-far off future, it actually is quite realistic in my opinion.
The UI Designs from HER
All of the user interfaces from the film HER use a very clean design color palette that we haven’t really quite seen before, even the computers that are used have clean designs. It’s something that we hadn’t quite seen before in the way technology looks.
The User interface in this film wasn’t suppose to drive the user, it was created to be more user friendly with the use of minimalism. Through the use of solid color and no textures and things that weren’t needed, designs, shapes, and color could take the lead and allow the user to clearly understand a user interface. Theodore never really had to look too deeply into his computer screen or focus much on where things were on his computer because everything in his computer screen was so easily accessible to him.
Where we are completely moving away from skeuomorphism, there are still small things the relatively remain visible to us, gradients. We can always use these; however, it’s best that as designers, we use them carefully, no one wants to see a green-to-blue background gradient on a web page.
Who don’t want a more user-friendly operating system that you could have a conversation with? I know that I would like to have an artificial intelligence system that could learn about and what I enjoy doing, even be able to refer things to me and help me when I need it. I thought it was amazing how Samantha had quite an evolving personality and as the film went on, she kept learning much more than she could be imagine. I certainly do hope that new AI’s being created in the future will live up to how this film has portrayed them to be.
~ Thank you some much Spike Jones!