15.
Mrz
Author:
Dirk Schart

Leaving the reduced reality: with the FlyingLab to SXSW

SXSW

„Keep Austin weird“ – a slogan you will hear on repeat after arriving at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. It is one of the biggest festivals worldwide where film, music and interactive industries converge into a giant creative mixing pot. Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality are gaining momentum and fast becoming an influential part of the interactive panel. As part of the Lufthansa FlyingLab I was on location in Austin to collect some impressions for you. […]


24.
Feb
Author:
Dirk Schart

Reality Report #2: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Reality Report

It’s great to see how many new things are popping up in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality. The hardware suppliers are in full preparation for major events such as Mobile World Congress, GDC, SXSW and many more where Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality are important parts of the show. Magic Leap are struggling to stay out of the headlines after some images were leaked out of their February board meeting. The HTC vs Oculus battle lines have been extended to include the race for mobile VR headsets. And it seems like Hollywood is verging into Silicon Valley territory… in the last years Silicon Valley was „the spot“ for AR and VR, but now we are seeing the rapid growth of Los Angeles being driven by the film studios in Hollywood. Enjoy reading the Reality Report! […]


02.
Feb
Author:
Dirk Schart

Reality Report: Augmented, Mixed, Virtual

Reality Report

January has been a busy month for AR & VR – especially with all the news from CES in Las Vegas. Samsung has announced that they are working on AR glasses, many rumors are coming up about Apples’s activities in AR and Facebook announced a Vice President for Virtual Reality. Last week I had the chance to test the brand new R8 and R9 glasses from ODG, also the Daydream View I had a deeper look on (more details about that soon here). What I find very interesting is how Snap deals with AR: they acquired an AR startup and I am sure that we will see more AR on the Spectacles soon. Enjoy reading the Reality Report…there is so much to tell. […]


27.
Sep
Author:
Dirk Schart

Silicon Valley comes to Berlin: Augmented World Expo Europe

Germany is the European Augmented and Virtual Reality hot spot. Why? After seven succesful years in the Silicon Valley, the most known AR/VR show „Augmented World Expo“ (AWE) is coming to Europe: on 18th and 19th October in Berlin. This is a significant decision that shows the importance of the German tech industry. […]


21.
Apr
Author:
Dirk Schart

Virtual Reality for Kids: The Future of Learning

Virtual Reality Kids

Parents know: Kids live in their own worlds. Worlds entirely made of pink and fairy dust. Worlds full of fantasy creatures bashing each other’s heads in. Worlds revolving around that one beloved celebrity whose name you keep forgetting. This raises the question: Don’t children need a stronger connection to the real world – instead of Virtual Reality? […]

Kategorie: Virtual Reality

29.
Feb
Author:
Dirk Schart

Mobile World Congress: AR und VR stehlen Smartphones die Show

Facebook Virtual Reality

Sind wir unserem Ziel – Augmented und Virtual Reality sinnvoll machen – näher denn je? Seit wir begonnen haben uns mit AR und VR zu befassen, war immer das nächste Jahr der Durchbruch angekündigt. Mittlerweile dürfen die beiden Technologien auf keiner großen Messe oder Show mehr fehlen. Auf der CES ging es um fast nichts anderes, beim Mobile World Congress drängen AR und VR die erfolgsverwöhnten Smartphone-Produzenten an den Rand der Aufmerksamkeit. Wir haben in Twitter ein paar Eindrücke gesammelt. […]


09.
Dez
Author:
Daniel Sproll

Virtual Reality Menu Design – Part 2

7Virtual ProSiebenSat1

Welcome back to the second part of this blog post about VR menu design. In the first part we talked about general directions for designing VR menus (skeumorphic, 2D mapped on geometry and 3D interfaces). This time we’ll leave the more theoretical grounds and look at some of the menu designs that are currently out there. […]


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