The internet can be regarded as a closed-off and isolated environment. People enter the web through devices that conceal or distort their identities, creating a landscape of anonymous users. It is well acknowledged and discussed that much of the physical world, most significantly human connection, is lost in the digital climate. The trajectory of this disconnect is a concern for many, particularly when considering young and future generations are born with internet access in their immediate grasp. And while, for some, this is a daunting prospect, there are tools and devices that will ensure the positive innovations of this beyond belief. Augmented Reality has the power to connect users both in the digital and physical worlds - the technology fuses the two environments, establishing a meeting point in which people remain who and where they are. But how do we reach the point of an entirely augmented reality?
In his presentation, Faisal Galaria will discuss the concept that in order to enable this state, in which communities of people utilise the power of AR, it is essential that they are not only observers and users, but also creators - with the ability to shape their own ecosystems. And while collaboration and sharing are at the core of published AR experiences, it is imperative that these elements are also a possibility in the building stage. At Blippar, the integration of our AR SaaS tools into working team platforms will foster communities of AR creators and pioneers - providing accessible and inspirational innovation environments, both on and offline.
Incorporation of 3D assets into the e-commerce customer experience has a significant positive impact. Customers are more likely to purchase products represented by 3D assets, and less likely to return them, because they have a much better idea of what to expect in real life.
Khronos Group's 3D Commerce Working Group was founded to remove barriers to deploying 3D in e-commerce at the industrial scale. By extending Khronos’s glTF standards asset format, creating 3D authoring guidelines and tools, and certifying 3D viewer, this group is working to enable the seamless design, manufacture, and presentation of 3D products.
In this session, experts from a variety of 3D asset providers share how they're working to create a single 3D object that offers value to stakeholders at every stage of product development. Learn how new hybrid working realities are driving the need for fully digital product development workflows. Discover current gaps in the pipeline as well as how to balance requirements for performance, portability, fidelity, and web accessibility. Find out how to incorporate shopping behaviors into the design process, so the same object interactivity features can benefit both product designers and consumers.
As we begin to build out communities inside the Metaverse/virtual worlds, are there any key architectural tenants and principals we should consider first, that might be different from game design ecosystems? Traditional Experience Design from themed attractions have long been well equipped to answer these questions. Tune in to this fireside chat with Disney Imagineer and Experience Designer, Amy Jupiter, to help us better understand if building for the Metaverse holds the same requirements as building a new themed attraction.
The world is awash with identity politics, and many communities and brands feel as if they are drowning in the chaos. But what if the key to 21st Century growth is in truly listening to these voices? Come learn how to grow in VR by empowering the unheard to lead.
AR already powers compelling ways for shoppers to visualize, try on, and experience products before buying them – helping to increase sales and reduce returns, benefitting both shoppers and businesses alike. In this workshop-style session, we’ll show you how you can create and publish AR Try-On Lenses, whether you’re a beginner, brand or business, or an experienced developer. From external body mesh to cloth simulation, you will see how the Snap AR platform is reimagining retail and fueling some of the most advanced, realistic experiences on mobile today.