Marvel reached out to Perception to create unique screen graphics for Thor: The Dark World. The team’s specialty of combining real world design and forward thinking was perfect for the task at hand. The screens were for Jane Foster’s (Natalie Portman) home-brewed devices. Perception designed an energy reader, gravity reader, and a navigation device. The interfaces had to look utilitarian and somewhat archaic, while still aesthetically interesting.
Perception started its process in the real world, taking inspiration from military interfaces, scientific diagrams, and environmental mapping software.
Because of the Marvel pecking order of “cool UI,” Jane Foster is at the lower tier – or “genius on a budget.” Perception approached the three designs as a family of devices all living in the same aesthetic world while appearing as if she built them with spare Radio Shack parts.
It is always an honor to partner with Marvel, and Perception is very proud to have helped develop the UI design for all of Jane Foster’s home-brewed devices. In just a few short weeks, three unique, fully designed handheld devices were created that might have saved the world! Be sure to check out the rest of Perception’s work in Thor: The Dark World!