To start off my first ever post on this blog, I thought it might be a good idea to post a talk I gave back in April at a UXPA event in London. Science Fiction films have been an obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. I was always fascinated by the environments and technology that were created for them. Whilst studying my degree in Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University I found a lot of my inspiration for my designs came from the films I was watching, and looking back at other students work around me, I could see a trend in the designs being created depending on what film was just realised at the time. Let me put it this way, when Iron Man 1 was released there were a lot of Iron Man looking oil canisters and hair dryers! Or when Tron 2010 was realised a lot designs with some fancy lighting imbedded in them (yes I was guilty of it too!) were emerging.