As much as Silicon Valley and the tech world can feel like a mythical Never Land, a place where products will feel youthful and new forever, at some point every technology has to grow up. Normally, what it becomes when it grows up is entirely in the hands of consumers. A visionary product will ultimately become … More What Does Virtual Reality Want to Be When It Grows Up? Three Scenarios For the Future
Most people remember the first time they saw an iPhone. With the casual flick of a finger, the front page of the New York Times raced over the screen, you could turn it horizontally and view pictures instantly in landscape, and then you could go back to vertical and scroll through the internet in all … More Is the Oculus Rift the iPhone or Palm Pilot of VR?
The forces of cloud, mobile, and virtual reality seem on a collision course. In its current form, the only thing a PC has over a mobile computing device or phone is the display. With the advent of fast wifi, cheap cloud storage and cloud processing, the box on our desk no longer has speed, memory or processing … More The Mobile Display of the Future : Exciting Implications For Home and Work
There are two core challenges for new designers with respect to starting work in virtual reality. First, you are working with breakthrough technology. The learning curve can be steeper, the resources are fewer, and a tolerance for iteration and ambiguity is required. You simply come with little to no experience with what you are designing … More Designing For Virtual Reality
Platforms like Unity offer a powerful opportunity for a VR developer to build and configure for platforms like Oculus and Cardboard through clean plug ins and developer friendly interfaces. However, the question still begs, are closed eco systems like Unity for development and the Oculus store for distribution representative of the future? What role with … More WebVR : Virtual Reality available for the open web
Tiltbrush is an application that allows you to paint the space all around you in virtual reality. It is breathtaking and magical…..and now it is backed by Google. You can create your own brushes, design your own brushstrokes, and you can use it as your virtual relaity tool to paint things like stars, smoke, and … More Check out Tiltbrush, a painting application for Virtual Reality
Avid readers of this blog will know I am a fan of the entire VR eco-system and all growth in device, the install base, and underlying technology is good and healthy to me. At the same time, it would be remiss to say I am not pulling for Cardboard on one level. It is an … More Is Cardboard making higher end hardware irrelevant?
A fantastic way to learn the basic fundamentals of virtual reality, is in virtual reality. With Cardboard Design Lab, you can do just that. Enjoy an educational and immersive journey through principles for developing virtual reality experiences. Because 3D design is so different than 2D, it is exceptionally helpful to have basic concepts introduced in … More Google Cardboard Design Lab
I am a huge fan of Unity and I absolutely love how seamless they have made the process of developing in their engine for virtual reality through the Oculus platform. They see the future, they agree with it, and they are building products to take the market there. A great target for new VR developers … More Developing in Unity for Gear VR