Final Fantasy UIs

The blog Huds and Guis has put together three great video montages of UI design from the 2001 film Final Fantasy. The film may not be all that great, but these UI sequences are a lot of fun to watch. Definitely UI candy!

It’s an interesting collection of holographic displays, globes and spheres, small detailed text, and projections. Like many film UIs, the designs are pretty abstract — they’re gestures to help advance the story. But they’re quite nicely detailed and animated, and they feel very natural in their world.

I’ll put the UI Montage below, but be sure to also watch the HUDs Collection and Medical Sequence.

Arm-mounted display.

Dream recorder.
Remote surgical controller.