Sorry I’ve been MIA from blogging for the past couple weeks, its been busy, but I should be back to my usual schedule. Time to play catch-up! Its been over a month since the release of the huge blockbuster film, Marvel’s The Avengers, and if you haven’t seen it yet, there is something seriously wrong with you. One of the awesome aspects of the film is the special effects and CG used in the movie. I’m a sucker for interface design, whether it be regular UI or HUD displays. This movie features both and they’re pretty amazing. Lucky for me, the head designer behind the interfaces in the movie was able to post a few screenshots and examples from the film.
Jayse Hansen is a freelance designer working out of Las Vegas and works mainly with fictional interfaces nowadays. And apparently also spins fire. He’s posted everything from film stills, actual interface designs, sketches, mock-ups, etc. Its pretty cool to see some of the process behind the small details in the film. Most people don’t realize how much work goes into just designing these pieces that are only shown briefly through the film, and the designers behind it don’t really get much credit either. I’ve posted some of my favorites below and you can click on them to blow them up and see the detail.
ABOVE You can see both the movie still and the respective interface graphic that was used in it for one of the many interfaces aboard the SHIELD Helicarrier.
ABOVE From sketch to mock-up to in-film, you can see the process that goes through these graphics.
You can see the rest of the images, along with some more information on the work behind Marvel’s The Avengers on Cargo Collective