Interested?

Me too. This is where I’ll share my thoughts (and yours) on what’s next.
Have a pretty good track record of being early for the future, so stay tuned.


BOOK : “Envisioning Holograms” by M. Pell

Designing Breakthrough Experiences for Mixed Reality

Envisioning_Holograms_MPell_book

Pre-order from Amazon.com here


PRODUCT : “Microsoft HoloLens”

Clearly, the Designers and Engineers at Microsoft have gone into the future and come back with HoloLens, the first holographic computing wearable that’s completely untethered. Congrats to Alex Kipman and the team delivering a true breakthrough for everyone to build upon.

Microsoft HoloLens

Check it out here:
microsoft.com/hololens


BOOK : “The Age of Smart Information” by M. Pell

What’s this I see? Yes, it’s true – that does look like a book.

The Age of Smart Information

More details coming soon…


FILM: Guardians of the Galaxy

Stunning design work done for this Marvel movie by Territory Studio.
Incredible detail found throughout every aspect.

Guardians of the Galaxy – UI Reel.

Guardians of the Galaxy – UI Screens.

Guardians

© 2014 Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy

BLOG : Typeset In The Future

Great new blog on typography in Sci-Fi by Dave Addey.
http://typesetinthefuture.com

He starts off with a classic…

Title card for 2001: A Space Odyssey

and continues on with a recent film

Moon


BOOK : “Physics of the Future” by Michio Kaku

physicsofthefuturePhysics Professor Michio Kaku has written a pretty inspiring (and easy to read) book on the scientific advances that will help drive world changing shifts in culture, climate, medicine, computers, society and exploration. What I like the most about this is it isn’t just a bunch of his ideas, but rather the product of numerous interviews and combined ideas from more than 300 experts, scientists, and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. The scope is over the next 100 years, so the predictions range from familiar to outrageous (but plausible).

I’m sure you’ll have no trouble coming up with wild new ideas after reading this.


Predictions 2015

Given where we’re at, here’s what I’m thinking we’ll all see over the course of this year…

  • Single true breakthrough among the sea of dorky and bizarre wearable computing products
  • Cloud-based subscriptions required for anything you really care about
  • Movement away from “pure flat” design treatments to more “photorealistic flat”
  • Continued disregard for any real privacy or security concerns by consumers
  • Electric car recharging stations forcing you out of your favorite parking spots