I wanted to share this with everyone. It seems to be that building Alexa apps and other voice exp. are getting easier, but the barrier to entry is still focused towards businesses instead of open source.
Check out this Immersive VR which is on campus. Increase your class participation. Attend the event and come and tell the rest of us what you learned, as a post or in class. You may also be able to earn professional achievement points for participating.
Don’t miss an amazing view into where Adobe is leading the industry on Immersive Technology – Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) on:
Tuesday, February 6
– 10:00 am to noon for staff
– noon to 1:00 pm for faculty & students
Paley Library Lecture Hall, ground floor
Chris Bobotis, Director of Immersive at Adobe, who oversees the company’s Immersive Media efforts, will be on hand to present.
Chris is the software architect for the SkyBox suite of 360˚ video and cinematic VR tools, which Adobe recently acquired from Chris’ previous company Mettle. Chris co-founded Mettle in 1992 and was Partner & Creative Director. Mettle transformed the nascent 360˚ VR video industry with their SkyBox software plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, providing a dedicated tool set for editing and manipulating 360˚ video and introducing core features and functionality that had previously been missing from the market.
Today, Mettle customers include Facebook, Google, Apple, Samsung, CNN, HBO, New York Times, NASA, and virtually all other professional 360˚ content producers. Chris is an advocate for immersive storytelling, and regular presenter at SIGGRAPH, NAB and IBC conferences. Chris grew up in Montréal, and previously worked as a creative director, art director, illustrator and production manager.
Please submit your design proposal due 1/31/2018 as a comment to this post. If you are working as a team, then only one submission (comment) is needed. A few suggestions:
- Include a title and names of team member (if any)
- Separate the problem from the proposed solution – at this stage – focus more on the problem. It is however, fine to include your desired solution (e.g., mobile app, website, etc).
- Use the simple approach of separating who, what, when, where, and why to help identify the problem.
- The problem should be presented as a few sentences – not as a list. Tip: If you end up writing more than a brief paragraph, the problem is likely still unclear.
For the design project, consider using a device, go beyond JAWS (just another website) or JAP (just another app)! Instead, consider new form factors such as a drone combined with a developer kit, a programmable device such as Raspberry Pi, augmented reality solution, or wearable. If you have an interesting idea then the budget is available to purchase the devices.
The following senior executives and UX design experts will be speaking in the class.
Michael Luckenbill, LiquidHub, Niraj Patel, IBM, Amber Otero, QVC, Dale Danilewitz, AmerisourceBergen, Atish Banerjea, Facebook, Dominic Prestifilippo, Andculture, Shariq Khan, Dell, Bryce Buffaloe, Google, and Mike Balcerzak, Arcweb Technologies.
See the schedule for more.