In 2019, Synesthetic Echo made and released Bumblebee Jam, an explorative choose-your-own-adventure musical experience, set in a world where flowers produce music. It was of the first games / creative tools played exclusively with AR audio wearables, such as Bose AR glasses and headphones. Designing for the new medium always presents challenges, so in this talk, Maria will share her design process and discoveries that helped to make Bumblebee Jam accessible and memorable experience. Attendees will learn what are the primary design considerations for AR audio, how to set up a fast development pipeline, how to structure user tests and how to ensure a smooth publishing process.
In this session, Benny will showcase how a 130-year-old brand has found ways to innovate its physical experience by integrating digital experiences.
In this session, leading experts will discuss the state of the volumetric capture ecosystem. What are some of the challenges of volumetric capture, from talent sourcing/scheduling to output/post-processing? Non-standard formats have been a big challenge from playback to the distribution of content on viewing hardware. What would 5G help with, in terms of distribution?
The new medium of immersive computing offers so much opportunities for expression, and at the same time puts creatives in a tricky spot when they have to consider all the parameters that is beyond their control. When every users have different ergonomic and environmental preferences, it's important for us to design and build dynamic experiences that fits into the audience's context. We will explore why proceduralism and machine learning play a crucial role in growing content and experiences in the new spatial medium. Followed up with examples and case studies, we will review the insights and lesson learnt on how to use technology to augment new forms of hardware input and creative directions.
In theatre and film, the 'mise en scène' refers to the 'placing on stage', or arrangement of design and scenic elements. Often this takes places within a frame of a stage or screen, but in XR, the literal frame of storytelling is removed. This session will go through the elements of mise en scène as seen in theatre, and best practices for XR.