Sean Earley

60 Flips | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | 10 Following | 16 Followers | @seanearley | Virtual Reality Consultant at INSCALE, Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine, musician, author, pin-up artist. Likes coffee, guitars & making cool stuff.

The Year Dark Patterns Won

It’s not just a UX term. It’s a metaphor for the web, culture, and politics in 2016.<p>The definition of a dark pattern is simple: “a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.” As …

Design is a conversation

It’s often said design is a dialogue between designer and user. We talk to users about what they want and need. We discuss projects with our …

Designing A Conversational UI [Vlog 027]

Magic Leap video gives glimpse into future of a new reality

It is a mysterious video from arguably the most secretive Silicon Valley company.<p>During two minutes and seven seconds of footage, the clip from Magic Leap, called A New Morning, offers a glimpse of the future of augmented reality - which superimposes holographic technology over the real world - and …

Augmented Reality

Easily Assemble & View VR Scenes with the CoSpaces App

One of the biggest barriers that currently exists in VR is the complex development expertise that is required to both, create VR content, and to get …

Virtual Reality

Some Quality Tips for Ordering Custom Printed Google Cardboard for your Company

We received a really nice Google Cardboard device in the mail last week from a company in China called Showbox who produce custom printed Google …

Google Cardboard

What's a chatbot and why should I care?

Chatbots are suddenly everywhere. But what exactly are they? Should we even care? The short answer is yes. And here's what you need to know.<p>Chatbots …

How Facebook’s Big Bet On Chatbots Might Remake The UX Of The Web

With chatbots, Facebook wants to turn Messenger into a one-stop shop for everything from booking flights to reading news. The UX is key.<p>At F8, Facebook’s massive annual developer conference, the big news is bots—specifically bots on Messenger, Facebook’s messaging app.<p>Messenger now boasts 900 …

Oh Hi There, Bot:UX reflections on Slack bot discovery, onboarding and interaction

March 18, 2016Having worked through the technical details of building a baseline Slack bot, I’ve turned my attention to the end user experience. In …

Web Design

Inside USC’s crazy experimental VR lab

Even by virtual reality’s usual standards, the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies is taking things a little over the top.<p>“You’re gonna see this drone fly up,” warns Todd Richmond, IEEE fellow and director of advanced prototype development. In ICT’s …

Real estate video gaming brings floor plans to life

A few years ago, computer engineer David Payne was looking to buy a new home in Toronto's entertainment district. With the condo boom in full swing, he and his wife were treated to a veritable buffet of demo suites for forthcoming high-rises, but each time they left the sales centre they had more …

VR’s inevitable move to eye control: Why the industry will be taking a lesson from Iron Man

Imagine a world where you can control objects with your eyes instead of your hands. With virtual reality moving into the mainstream, this could become an everyday activity. Marvel has already shown us how it could work in its Iron Man movies: Tony Stark frequently interacts with his armor through …

VR's Next Greatest Challenge - Devices In Stock

One of the next great challenges of VR is not the technology, but awareness and more importantly, getting devices into peoples hands. Up until now, …

Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later

How the 1990s VR craze inspired an infamous–and still misunderstood–failed video game console.<p><b>Twenty years ago, on August 21, 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy in North America.</b> The stilt-legged tabletop gaming console, which offered a unique red stereoscopic 3D display, attempted to ride a …

Retrogaming

Technicolor Beta 2015

Another render using Victoria 7 and Daz Studio 4.8 with Iray. For some reason this one didn’t render as well as the previous ones and looked really …

Vintage

Second Life Developer Invites First Creators to Next-gen Made-for-VR Virtual World

Linden Lab, the developer behind <i>Second Life</i>, has announced the invitation of a select group of engineers and creators to trial the company’s next …

Augmented Reality

Sandbox

Powered by GeForce GTX 750 Ti (http://nvda.ly/Qu8AA) and OpenGL, the Augmented Reality Sandbox lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then …

Virtual reality centre in Melbourne lets you kill zombies

Last week, the world’s first virtual reality game centre opened in Melbourne and it looks awesome. Zero Latency is a physical gaming experience …

Linden Lab, 'Second Life' Creator, Developing 'Project Sansar' For VR and Mobile

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Senth IN1 glasses bring augmented reality to cycling

Senth IN1 communicates with the user’s iOS or Android phone via Bluetooth, while also communicating with a handlebar-mounted capacitive thumb remote. …

Augmented Reality

Custom 3D Printed Video Game Figurines In Amazon 3D Store

Amazon has been quietly building its 3-D Printing Store, without much fanfare. While it doesn’t appear to be a homerun, yet, they are doing interesting work to provide options for 3-D printing enthusiasts and startups that see opportunities in the nascent industry.<p>The most recent addition to the …

3D

Intel Israel engineers Android phone 3D camera coup

Integration between Intel and Google tech will bring 3D and virtual reality apps to Android smarphones this year.<p>Intel's RealSense technology is …

Here's why hospitals are using virtual reality to train staff

Mobile virtual reality devices like Google Cardboard, Gear VR, and VR One are changing the way hospitals and health care providers are training …

The latest in-flight entertainment: Virtual reality headsets

Tired of movies as in-flight entertainment? Then you might want to try to snag a first-class ticket on Australian carrier Qantas, which says it will offer virtual reality headsets to some of its premium passengers.<p>The move is part of a three-month trial in which Qantas will provide Samsung Gear VR …

Virtual Reality

The Pin-Up Photography of Daniela Petrucci

Daniela Petrucci is a pinup photographer from São Paulo, Brazil. Her work is fresh, fun, full of emotion and inspired by the classic styles of the …

Second Life creator Linden Lab starts testing its virtual-reality world: Project Sansar

Second Life creator Linden Lab is announcing today that it has begun inviting creative people to test its new virtual reality world, code-named Project Sansar.<p>Project Sansar should debut to the general public in 2016, and its aim is to democratize virtual reality as a creative medium. The platform …

The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

Falon Fatemi Contributor<p>Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>2016 Will Be The Year Of The Sales Stack<p>Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely …