Space 👨‍🚀

Friday, 23rd June 2017

In VR, as in real life, personal space matters. Personal space is “the physical space immediately surrounding someone, into which encroachment can feel threatening or uncomfortable”¹. The amount of space that any individual considers “theirs” can vary considerably. When I lived in the Netherlands I found the Dutch had a considerably smaller personal bubble than I […]

Process 📝

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The making of a “thing” happens in loads of different ways, but I’ve always found it’s best to have some sort of process to get a good result. It doesn’t have to be onerous, just something repeatable that considers a few things consistently. To avoid an overly long post I plan to write a series […]

Mixed reality capture or: how to share your VR work 🎥

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

You’ve likely all see the videos showing VR users actually immersed in a VR world, like the demo at WWDC. The question is, how can you do the same with your work? Well aside from requiring a few extra bits of gear to your normal VR setup, it actually seems fairly straight forward. Ars technica […]

Way of the future 📈

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

There might be something to this VR/AR business… But seriously it will be interesting to see how these numbers shift in the coming years.

VR design – Google Street View for iOS 🗺

Sunday, 18th June 2017

Part of my Udcaity VR course involves doing a quick/light review of a Google Cardboard app. So I figured I might as well post that here too. VR App review – Google Street View – iOS To call Google Street View for iOS a VR app feels like a bit of a stretch. Upon opening the […]

Augmented reality 📲

Saturday, 17th June 2017

Ever since Pokemon Go, AR seems to have worked its way into the “parlance of our time“. Truth be told we’ve actually had loads of examples of AR apps for years now, just not combined with a cultural phenomenon like Pokemon. I think it’s fair to say it’s highly likely there’s about to be a […]

Git ⬆️

Friday, 16th June 2017

Since I’m learning VR it seemed a good idea to finally learn Git properly. In the past, I’d used GitHub just to play around with git conceptually. I liked it, but couldn’t really justify a paid account for private repos. Over the past few days I’ve learned a few important things to know when you’re first […]

I ❤️ VR

Thursday, 15th June 2017

I’ve been studying VR development for a few months now. As I advance in the course I’m having to choose a specialisation. I’m more interested in high immersion VR, like the stuff seen in the below video. Unfortunately, the cost of a VR setup is around $5k, which is quite prohibitive. One of the challenges […]

Siri 🤖

Sunday, 29th May 2016

I’ve just been reading this really interesting post on the possibility of a vastly improved Siri. It’s funny how even Apple fans get into a panic whenever a competitor brings out something fancy. I don’t see much value in speculating on this stuff. Apple has never been open about their plans. It’s better to complain about public […]