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Paper Prototyping for Mixed Reality Experiences

Workshop scheduled at 1:00-4:00 in Ski-U-Mah

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality: emerging technologies like Google Cardboard and Microsoft HoloLens offer exciting new opportunities to create immersive experiences. But how do you validate your mixed reality concept quickly before committing costly development resources? We’ll start with an overview of current mixed reality (MR) platforms and best-in-class projects for inspiration. Thus inspired, we’ll take a step back from shiny demo videos and expensive dev kits to return to our design roots: the humble cardboard. Though a series of rapid prototyping exercises, we’ll ideate, design, and test our ideas. By creating low-fidelity prototypes and observing key interactions, we’ll focus on understanding the core of any design idea: the user experience.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to test concepts that involve physical touchpoints and emerging technologies before committing to development.

Attendee Skill Level:

Attendees should have an interest in emerging technologies and be open to new experiences. Suitable for introverts or extroverts alike; theatricality encouraged. Be ready to create!

Presented By

Hilary Dixon

Hilary Dixon is a designer, researcher, and writer living in Minneapolis.

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