9 comments

  • Lucian MarinLucian Marin, almost 4 years ago

    San Junipero is a flawless motion picture.

    9 points
  • Poyi ChenPoyi Chen, 4 years ago

    I thought the Bee episode was very well done, especially with the mysteriousness and the final twist.

    The hive technology as a concept is quite interesting and I can see the feasibility of the solution (as well as the vulnerabilities)

    2 points
    • Benjamin Willems, 4 years ago

      I think that episode ended up being my favourite. There was a lot of really subtle world-building going on.

      Not as much interesting set design, unfortunately. (Except for that weird SUV they drove to the safe house in! And the bees I guess.)

      1 point
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Shut Up and Dance and Play test were the least awesome my opinion, but the other four episodes were amazing. I couldn't pick a favourite.

    Anyone else felt the UI design in Nosedive was not that great?

    1 point
    • Benjamin WillemsBenjamin Willems, almost 4 years ago

      Yeah, I felt like the UI in Nosedive was very awkward. Obviously designed just to make a point in a TV show.

      I'm also very glad I don't live my life looking at Yelp.

      2 points
    • Mike Small, 4 years ago

      I actually thought the UI in Nosedive was quite well done if not a tad bit scary due to the trend we're already seeing with flat design.

      What interested me even more was the episodes depiction of how the devices seamlessly and wirelessly connected to each other such as the enhanced reality contact lenses and ear buds. The phones also all looked the exact same, signifying that hardware innovation in that future seems to have converged to pretty much a point where all manufacturers cannot iterate farther then the competition, or maybe one just won out over the others. We can already see signs of this happening.

      The semi-translucent look of the phones was also very interesting. If everything is wireless, not a far fetched idea, as look at what Apple has forced upon their users just this year with removing the headphone jack and introducing the AirPods. Tech like that could be possible in a shorter amount of time then I think most people realize. With Apple already making such a bold move, love it or hate it, it does open up doors for further innovation with regards to the form factor of our mobile devices. And when hardware is allowed to be very innovative once again then opportunities for new UI patterns will emerge which I think is very good news for UI artists such as ourselves.

      Just saying ;)

      Nice post btw Benjamin. I'm really enjoying the show so far and love some of the ideas presented for the future of UI and hardware and where it may or may not take us.

      Cheers!

      1 point
      • Benjamin Willems, 4 years ago

        Thanks for the rundown, Mike! Yeah, I really liked the implications of the mobile design in Nosedive. It definitely feels prophetic.

        What didn't feel prophetic and felt awkward to me specifically was the form factor (even format!) of the devices. I half-expected the actors to drop them as they performed gestures on the mobile surfaces, or fumble while carrying their coffees and their phones. A little too dystopian for my taste.

        1 point
        • Mike Small, almost 4 years ago

          Thanks a good point! I'm sure in that future there's still a huge market for repairing mobile devices lol!

          0 points
  • Ale UrrutiaAle Urrutia, 4 years ago

    San Junipero! Nosedive was too much like "Her". Looking forward for the fourth season.

    0 points