Nice goggles, but is there delight in there? User experience and virtual reality

Media giants like YouTube, Facebook, and Sony are betting billions that the future of (video) content is immersive, 360 degree, and interactive. With a flood of devices soon hitting retail shelves, 2016 is poised to usher in a new era of virtual reality (VR) technologies and opportunities for expression, and communication—probably a few confounded users to boot.

Moderated by Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye, this panel will bring together 360 degree videographers, VR technologists and experience designers to examine the state of user experience in virtual reality, the skills needed to design 360 degree experiences, the challenges of this new medium, and the joys of working inside new realities.


The Panel

  • Matt Rowell—Co-Founder 360 Labs @360labs

  • Gavin Farrell—Co-Founder Panogs @panogs

  • Gabe Paez—Founder Wild @builtbywild

  • Teressa Chizeck—Interaction Designer, Intel

  • Carol Hager—Founder, discoVeR ARcade @discoverarcade


The Schedule
  • 5-5:30 eating, networking,

  • 5:30-7 panel discussion

  • 7-7:30 questions, networking


Start your Friday right with hand pies from Pacific Pie Co. and Portland Brewing beer, and then join the conversation with some of the area's brightest minds working in experience design and virtual reality.

Special thanks to our wine partner Salmon Safe.

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