Andre Le

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Adam – VFX in the real-time short film

We are continuing our series of blog posts from last year, this time featuring a technical, behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the visual effects in …

The Secret To Learning New Skills Twice As Fast

The key is not only lots of practice—but lots of varied types of practice.<p>Learning a new skill doesn’t depend so much on how much practice you do, but how you practice. The key is to subtly vary your training with changes that keep your brain learning. By changing up your routine, new research …

Blog

The Big List: 50 VR Games We Can't Wait To Play In 2017

Last year, we rounded off a list of 35 VR games we couldn’t have to play in 2016. We’ve had some great times playing great games, and last week we …

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Visualising UI Solutions for Our Mixed Reality Future

Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies are rapidly evolving, with consumer devices on the horizon. But how will people interact with their new …

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Can Leave You With an Existential Hangover

After exploring a virtual world, some people can’t shake the sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.<p>When Tobias van Schneider slips on a virtual reality headset to play Google’s Tilt Brush, he becomes a god. His fingertips become a fiery paintbrush in the sky. A flick of the wrist rotates …

Virtual Reality

How To Test Products Like A Googler | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Not all feedback is actionable, either; the last thing you want to do is try to please everyone.<p>It’s important to balance the innovative and the essential.<p>Good feedback complements and validates what you’re already doing. Sometimes, it even transforms it.

Innovation

VR & accessibility - by Ian Hamilton

A look at accessibility issues and solutions specific to VR, covering sim sickness, motor impairment, hearing loss, photosensitive epilepsy, and …

Virtual Reality

Beyond Flatland: User Interface Design for VR

<i>Explorations in VR Design</i><i> is a journey through the bleeding edge of VR design – from architecting a space, to designing groundbreaking interactions,</i> …

UI Design

Building Jarvis

My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI -- like Jarvis in Iron Man. Now that it's working and the challenge is almost over, I wrote …

No-UI: How to Build Transparent Interaction

Here, we will explore and teach you about the incredible user experience opportunities which you can take advantage of when designing for interaction …

Interaction Design

Lighthouse

HTC Vive Lighthouse<p>The HTC Vive uses a really innovative way to add 3D pose estimation and position sensing to their VR experience. The "Lighthouse" …

Revealed: Homebrew Controller Working in Steam VR

[Florian] has been putting a lot of work into VR controllers that can be used without interfering with a regular mouse + keyboard combination, and …

Virtual Reality

'Jack Into' A Parisian VR Arcade for $10 An Hour - Motherboard

A beloved author of mine, M. John Harrison, called them 'twinks'. Addicts, if you will, paying up big bucks and jacking into virtual reality out of both a yearning for ecstasy and an escape from debt, be that emotional or monetary. Look up prominent twink Ed Chianese, and you'll find his pocked …

Virtual Reality

How Stories Solved Instagram's Biggest Threat: Self-Conscious Users

Likes make users self-conscious in a way that has distorted Instagram's mission. Here, an exclusive look at how Stories was designed to fix that.<p>Robby Stein remembers when Kevin Systrom was just another startup guy, who’d created a photo sharing app called Instagram. They knew each other working at …

Instagram

NASA's newly-launched Giphy and Pinterest pages are out of this world

When Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon in 1969, I doubt he gave much thought to the dank memes that would one day come of it. I also doubt he knew what ‘dank’ or ‘meme’ meant, but it really doesn’t matter; I’m painting a picture here.<p>NASA already taps over a dozen social …

Pinterest

Smarten Up a Cheap Projector With a Raspberry Pi

Ever wished you had a portable projector that was already loaded up with software so you could stream movies? YouTuber Novaspirit Tech wanted just …

Raspberry Pi

This VR Headset Has A Secret Weapon: A 3D Scanner

Depth awareness gives this headset superpowers.<p>How do you turn physical spaces into digital ones? That's a question that the three-year-old startup Occipital is trying to answer with products that range from its successful Structure Sensor, which captures 3D models of environments, to Canvas, its …

Virtual Reality

User Experience and Experience Design: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.

3. User Experience and Experience Design<p>by <b>Marc Hassenzahl</b><p>I open my eyes. Lush light floods the room, birds chatter. It is only 6:30 o'clock in the …

UX Design

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.<p>You’ve likely seen the video before: a stream of kids, confronted with a single, alluring marshmallow. If they can resist eating it for 15 minutes, they’ll get two. Some do. Others cave …

Psychology

Virtual Cinematography for VR Trailers

Signifiers and Affordances for Chatbots: How to hack the system

There aren’t a lot of signifiers or affordances within a chatbot. The only elements you have to work with are words, buttons and a small repertoire …

Chatbots

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

UX Design

Sean Blake

About Me<p>I’m a designer with 10 years of experience living in San Francisco.<p>My skills include the following:<p>Design<p>UX/UI, branding, illustration, …

Virtual Reality: How Tech Is Changing the Way You Buy and Sell a Home

Virtual reality is no longer associated with just gaming. The real estate industry is adopting this evolving technology to help you buy and sell your …

Virtual Reality

Arkadia

Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account.<p>At the moment, this makes me an outlier, but I think many more people should follow my lead and …

Getting into the Mobile App User’s Mind – User Research for Mobile Applications

It’s well understood that user research is what makes for the best user experiences but what are the right user research techniques for mobile apps? …

Apps

A future without screens

How VR is rapidly changing the way we interact with technology<p>It’s unfortunate to think, but you probably know the nooks and crannies of Facebook …

Virtual Reality