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The fields of VR and AR are exploding and design for these experiences differ significantly from the tried and tested methods of UX. Although many principles can be adjusted and realigned to virtual reality design, for many UX specialists, the requirements are outside their comfort zone.
In this month’s FSC Social, we’ll be considering existing UX principles in the context of VR and AR and discussing how they can be applied in this experiences. We’ll also chat about new considerations and how we can build our skills and knowledge in these areas. The evening will be divided in two - a practical and theoretical presentation with Ben Curtis - VR Designer for Oxford VR and former Creative Director at Aardman - and then a chat on the sofa with Alex Horton - former Art Director of Rockstar Games and one the UK’s leading Experiential Directors.
Ben Curtis, VR Designer at Oxford VR ( a spinout company from the University of Oxford) , designs AR and VR experiences within mental health, such as VR applications to help with Social Anxiety and Psychosis. Ben will be talking about the processes and principles for user experience design in VR and AR, and about his journey from agency to mental health.
FSC Advisor Alex Horton is the Director of Horton Designworks LTD, where he creates some of the most memorable experiential, virtual and interactive experiences for companies such as Nike, Jaguar, Absolut and more. Alex is also former Art Director of Rockstar Games, where he worked on games such as Grand Theft Auto 3. Alex is an expert in AR and VR design and will be sharing his insight framed through his experiences and background.
(Read Alex’s article about how he got into gaming in the latest issue of the FSC Mag - download it here )
The FSC Social
The FSC Social is a chance to gain new knowledge around subjects from experts in their field while you chill and chat with members, collaborators, and other innovators over a few drinks. Every month there are different presenters and speakers around different themes.
Sign up for free and join us at our unique FSC Offices on the 6th Floor of Peckham Levels.
We can’t wait to see you there.