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'Blade Runner's Mike Fink: Sound Sells a Fictional Computer

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Sound goes a long way to selling futuristic interfaces. Especially with the new graphical interfaces -- they are non-tactile. No more clicking switches, turning things over that go 'clunk', little motors aren't turning gears to make needles move, nothing makes noise anymore. So you really have to add a sound component to give a tactile sensation to the audience.
One of the first names in futuristic interfaces, Michael Fink has worked designer the computer systems seen in movies like 'Wargames,' 'Blade Runner' and 'Batman Returns.' Fink believes that, like the famous *clickclick* of the 'Bladerunner' search system, sound in interface design is more important than ever.

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