A Survey of Human-Computer Interaction Design in Science Fiction Movies

Michael Schmitz; Christoph Endres; Andreas Butz

In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment. Conference on INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment (INTETAIN-08), located at ACM SIGCHI, January 8-10, Cancun, Mexico, Page 10, ISBN 978-963-9799-13-4, Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2008.


Science Fiction movies have always been a medium for speculation about the future of technology. The most visible part of technology often is its interaction design, which therefore appears prominently in these movies. This paper presents a survey of human-computer interaction designs in SciFi movies during the past decades and it relates the techniques shown there to existing technologies and prototypes in research. Different types of interaction are categorized according to their application domain in real life and compared to current research in human-computer interaction.

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