Technology and User Experience
Creating Immersive Interfaces and Interactions for VR and Mobile

MJ Johns  -   @moarKitties

Welcome

Who am I?

MJ    @moarKitties

Game developer, indie studio founder, teacher

What is this?

A talk on Interface Design and Unique Platforms

Focus on Mobile and VR

Brief Intro

Carnegie Mellon University - Unusual Technology

Virtuix - VR Demos

Part Time Evil - Mobile Games

Certain Affinity - AAA Games

Astire Games - Founder

Hardware

Precursor to design

Know your input

Mouse, keyboard, gamepad, motion-tracking controller, head-tracking, touch-screen

Kinect, Wii balance board, heartrate, 3D stylus (zSpace), 360 treadmill, eye-tracker, Leap Motion

Question

What can this hardware do that no other hardware can do?

What can I make for this input that I couldn’t make for any other kind of input?

Unusual Platforms and Hardware

zSpace

zSpace

Hope the Fence
https://vimeo.com/81026792

360 Treadmill - Omni

360 Treadmill - Omni

Virtual Tour of Amsterdam


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7hEYm0shVI&feature=youtu.be

Wii Balance Board

Wii Balance Board

Wii Balance Board

Webz of War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amx0glkwy5U&feature=youtu.be

Leap Motion

Leap Motion

Green Thumb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92F3pv4_npY

Augmented Reality

Alternate Reality

Parallel Universe

Head Tracking and VR

Head Tracking vs Head-mounted Display vs Virtual Reality

Head Tracking and VR

Head Tracking vs Head-mounted Display vs Virtual Reality

Head Tracking and VR

Head Tracking vs Head-mounted Display vs Virtual Reality

Head Tracking and VR

Head Tracking vs Head-mounted Display vs Virtual Reality

Unusual Platforms and Hardware

Designing for VR and for Mobile

Opportunities

Designing for VR and for Mobile

VR ~ Mobile

Designing for VR and for Mobile

Gestures

Designing for VR and for Mobile

Navigation & Gestures

Designing for VR and for Mobile

Hangman Typing - keyboard & mouse

Fantastic Contraption - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-esx_KbJ

UI and UX

User Interface

User Experience

Driving a Car

Obvious Tips

Don’t block the player’s view

Be intuitive

Don’t slow the player down

Don’t confuse the player

Give useful feedback / information

User Testing!!!

Obvious Tips - Mobile

Don’t make the player reach across the screen

Have a left-handed mode

Reduce repetition

Buttons should be bigger than your finger

Touch and drag

Obvious Tips - VR

No UI “stuck” to the screen - use spatial UI

Don’t put things too close or too far away (2-3 meters)

Use face and body gestures to replace buttons

Make sure text is readable

Draw targeting reticles in the world (raycast)

Targeting reticles should have a delay from head motion

Thinking Outside the Box

Step Away from the “Mouse and Keyboard”

Questions?

MJ  @moarKitties
www.astiregames.com
www.meganlaurajohns.blogspot.com 

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