I was hoping to get some advice from some more experienced UI developers. I have been presented with a unique challenge by my customer, and I feel like I am failing.
Specifically, they want a UI that looks modern and almost futuristic. Call of Duty, Minority Report have been specifically mentioned.
The challenge I face is to give them something close, but actually usable. The app is a program that people will use all day long. Nobody wants to really look at a game like interface all day. Also, I know as a front-end engineer, I don't want to load a bunch of static images, so I want to implement as much of this as I can in CSS. I need the resulting markup to be dynamic, so I can animate or scale it without distorting static images.
I really feel like I am out of my league. Also, they want the ability to switch the colour scheme from light to dark etc. therefore I don't want to lock myself into something that just looks good in black.
How do you make something futuristic yet actually usable?
Here is what I have for a list of items (looks kind of cheesy to me)