Adobe and Territory Studios reimagine iconic ‘Terminator’ interface for 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:32PM
Nicole Batac in Adobe, Adobe XD, Entertainment, First Looks, Movies, News, Press release, Terminator 2, Territory Studios

Adobe was looking for a way to showcase what Adobe XD could do, which is the company’s free UX/UI prototyping software, and an idea the company focused on was redesigning a few on-screen interfaces of Terminator 2. Adobe partnered with Territory Studios to bring this to life. The company is known for its design work for films like The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War, to name a few. The focus of the project was on the first-person heads-up display (HUD) used by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 and how it could be redesigned for this age.

Adobe licensed two specific frames to redesign, both featuring the red-tinted point of view the infamous killer robot. The redesigned frames feature tons of extra details. As Fast Company describes it, it’s like the Terminator got an HD upgrade. “This project definitely started to open up all kinds of new possibilities for XD,” said Talin Wadsworth, creative director and a founding team member of Adobe XD. “I started thinking about features that were really tailored to the work that Territory is doing—different features, different workflows, and maybe in the future more augmented reality prototyping, or virtual reality prototyping. It’s really shifted my perspective and what my hopes and dreams are for what XD can be in the future.” You can watch above the process of how this whole project came about.

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