A World Made for You: Designing for Wearable Augmented Reality
Our ability to create and understand environments with augmented & virtual reality (AR/VR) technology is rapidly advancing. In parallel, we are adorning smart devices on a daily basis to monitor our movements and provide us personalized information. As both trends continue, many products will begin to break free of traditional devices and appear perceptually embedded in our physical world. In this massively connected future, wearable AR will serve a crucial role at the center of the user’s experience. AR will be the focal point for creating personalized experiences that mediate the wealth of information and devices surrounding us. Starting from the present, this talk will extrapolate from current trends towards the future of all-day, wearable AR. Along the way it will explore practical benefits to users and new design challenges to creators.
Jon is a senior developer on the Interactive team at Shopify. He has a decade of experience using VR headsets in multi-disciplinary environments on projects ranging from graduate level cognitive science experimentation to distributed flight simulation for research and training. He is now utilizing the rapidly progressing capabilities of AR & VR to build the future of commerce for both merchants and their customers at Shopify. Jon is an active contributor to the Ottawa VR/AR community through speaking engagements and co-organizing the OttawaVR meetup.