Sci-fi is a popular topic, and interfaces are becoming an ever-bigger part of it. Our book is the first to cover both, and the media is taking notice…
- Our interview at 99% Invisible has some fantastic production values and Sam even bests me at apologetics for Star Wars. Episode 95: Future Screens are Mostly Blue
- Nathan and Christopher answer some awesome questions about What We Can Learn from Sci-fi
- Christopher published an excerpt about Gestural Interfaces for Smashing Magazine
- The fellow who penned the magnificent foreword to the book also gave the blog a nice shout-out on his WIRED blog Beyond the Beyond
- O’Reilly asked Christopher to provide a webcast about How Sci-Fi Can Make You a Better Designer.
- WIRED’s GeekDad reviews the book, saying, “Make it So is full of insights and ideas that can propel your own interface ideas forward into the final frontier.”
by Jason Cranfordteague
- Christopher had a fun interview with Information & Design. Find the MP3 of the podcast and a transcript on their site.
by Gerry Gaffney
- Swedish blog inuseful reviews the book in its article Inspireras av Sci-Fi, and lauds smartly pulling lessons from one domain to another.
by Fredrik Andersson
Boingboing.net enlivened its readers’ Friday night with an excerpt from the Sex chapter.
by Mark Frauenfelder
- Graphics.com posts an excerpt from the Mechanical Controls chapter.
The Verge asks What can ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Minority Report’ teach us about UI design?
by Andrew Webster
- German nerd blog Nerdcore knew it wanted the book when they read the blog’s Cabin the Woods write ups.
The Prote.in Feed gave the book a shout out and added some lovely interface images of their own.
by Adam Pasulka
- Inspirational megablog NotCot.com gave us a pin that blew away our to-date site traffic records. (Hey, y’all.)
Creative Applications Network “Make It So” – A Compendium of Science Fiction Interfaces
by Greg J. Smith
The DEWline storytelling blog recommends Make it So to local libraries.
by Dwight Williams
- Fast Company published an excerpt from the Brain Interfaces chapter: “Shattering The Myths That Make Us Fear Brain Interfaces“
- On the UIE podcast, Jared Spool talks to us about the book, Jared’s sci-fi fetish, the likelihood of Star Trek communicators, Klaatu’s and Alta’s gestural interfaces from the 1950s, amongst others.
- Make It So is added to California College of the Arts’ official bookshelf.
by Lindsey Westbrook
- Overthinking It podcast Episode 224: He Has Two Levers
- UX Podcast Episode 25: James and Per make it so
- Huffington Post “Anthropomorphism: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Yelling at Computers and Naming Roombas“
- Future-ish’s October 2012 Book of the month
- Inventing Interactive “Make It So“
by David Young
- ITVT Make It So Publishes
by Tracy Swedlow
- io9 “Design Lessons from Star Trek to Consider Before Creating Your Next User Interface“
by Charlie Jane Anders
- Wired News “Make It So Draws Design Lessons From Science Fiction (Plus: Our 7 Favorite Sci-Fi-Inspired Products)“
by Nathan Hurst