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
User experience designers refer to the uncomfortable barriers between a product and the users full enjoyment and realization of it as friction. From the moment you open the box, the Oculus Rift produces a lot of friction. You have to purchase a premium PC, you have to tether the Rift to the PC, and your … More Oculus Owns The Current Wave of Virtual Reality, But What About the Future?
The Oculus DK2, which is the developer edition Oculus has been selling for over a year is now unavailable. For most of the developer community, including myself, this was the version that introduced us to Oculus hardware and the Oculus SDK and it got us to work building the content eco-system that would be in place … More Oculus Hardware Update :DK2 Sold Out, consumer version imminent, Crescent Bay and more
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?
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
Far too often, discussions of major world crises lack the empathy the people involved deserve. More and more it seems, real problems and challenges emerge, and empathy is hard to find. One of my greatest challenges as a parent is building empathy in my kids. Attention spans are short, dozens of things are happening any … More One Way Virtual Reality Will Change the World
Oculus has clearly demonstrated a commitment to premium technology and implementation. However, it appears they are raising the bar yet again with Medium.