Oculus will skip E3 2017: It’s not you, it’s me

Attendees at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles will notice that a familiar structure has faded from the show’s sweeping skyline of corporate booths. The familiar black monolith bearing the Oculus logo will not be making an appearance at E3 2017. Oculus has confirmed that it will not have a booth at E3 this year. This marks the first time since 2014 that Oculus will not be hosting a booth at one of the year’s biggest international trade shows, with the size of its structure roughly doubling every year since. It joins EA in skipping the event. 2016’s booth was a wonder of show-floor engineering featuring multiple levels, glass showrooms and plenty of places to demo the Oculus Touch controllers that would go on to release in December of that year. Even though it will not be incurring the expense of a dedicated booth at E3, Oculus could still have an impact at Read the full article…

Sound BlasterX’s mouse-and-keyboard are a fine complement to its audio equipment

REVIEW: You know the PC gaming-peripheral market is booming when everyone is making a mechanical keyboard and a mouse with a bunch of extra features. Like Razer, Kingston, and others, Creative Labs wants to capture the attention (and the cash) of people who play a lot of games on PC. To do that, the company already has a handful of excellent speaker systems and external USB sound cards, but now it also has a keyboard-and-mouse set to go along with its other products. The Vanguard K08 keyboard ($140) and Siege M04 mouse ($70) are available now, and they provide a satisfying, reliable experience that looks especially pretty when you pair them with Sound BlasterX audio equipment running the company’s RGB LED lighting system. What you’ll like High-quality look and feel The Vanguard and Siege have a striking appearance. I think Sound BlasterX’s lighting is starting to win me over compared to Read the full article…

VR puzzler Interactive Game

This article describes the process to make a puzzler VR game Whitch it the forth project of the Udacity VR Developer Nanodegree. let`s start by the final form of the game https://medium.com/media/67bb106fd53d4ce42c2e54505ca5082a/href The Process: 1. Develop the Project/Game Idea Imagine that You are improsened in that Dungeon and the only way to escape is solving this Puzzle . 2.Make apersona I developed this game for my little sister Marwa as well as for family members and friends. Marwa love the idiation games and live VR experiences. 3. Sketch the Environment I needed to build a sketch before building it at Unity. 4. Considering Ergonomics such that what angles the user will be able to view the target objects, what distance from these objects should be considered, and what type of fonts and text size should be used to render sharp and clear messages in the VR space. 5.Build the Scene First I built the environment aroud Read the full article…

Red Sox Beat Cubs In Opening Game

The defending world champion Chicago Cubs are at Fenway Park to play the Boston Red Sox for the first time since 2014. This is a high profile series with a lot of story lines: the return of Theo Epstein after breaking yet another baseball curse, the return of former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Koji Uehara, and the coming together of some of baseball’s brightest young stars in Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, and others. Here are images from the first game?—?a Red Sox win. Red Sox Beat Cubs In Opening Game was originally published in Fenway Frames on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

How Facebook plans to make esports and game videos more social

At its recent F8 annual developer event in San Jose, California, Facebook doubled down on its gaming initiatives, announcing the progress it has made with Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video. That’s all part of its vision to become the place where people play, watch, and share games. The numbers it shared show that Facebook remains a massive platform for gamers. It said that gamers had played Instant Games 1.5 billion times in the past 90 days, and that there are now more than 800 million people playing games on Facebook or playing while logged into Facebook, up 23 percent from 650 million a year ago. Now Facebook is going after esports and the gamers who create things and then stream to audiences. I spoke about the trends in making esports and game videos more social with Guy Cross, strategic partnerships for the Americas, and Stephen Ellis, strategic partnership manager?, both at Read the full article…

Boost your Virtual Reality Skills at Hedgehog Lab’s VR Academy

Newcastle’s Hedgehog Lab (Tech firm) is planning to launch a VR Academy to boost the region’s virtual reality skills. It comes following the launch of its Immersive Technologies division and it’s currently working alongside Gateshead Council to find a site for the facility. One of the options being explored is the Baltic Digital Quarter. “This sector is going to be getting very busy, very soon. The aim is therefore to fill the void in skills training and get people industry-ready as quickly as possible. I am also confident we can make the North East the place to be for VR development. We hope to get the biggest players in VR involved. Want people from a range of backgrounds?—?from graduates to those that show a natural creative and technical ability that doesn’t necessarily fit into the usual formal education route; we want the mavericks and those who dare to think differently.” – Shaun Read the full article…

Will a pink pineapple sell?

By raising the right questions, you can turn a zero into a hero. Its like asking will a fish ever walk? Will a startup ever fly? Have you ever tried selling a product? Then you definitely know thats its quite challenging. Now imagine trying to sell a pink pineapple. I challenge you to take a min and ask yourself “Will more people buy a common pineapple or a pink one?”. You probably guessed the common one but reality is you will never know for sure unless you test it with real customers. Imagine your self holding a pink pineapple on the street asking random people if they would buy it. Well most people will assume you are insane and ignore you while others will say no. There will always be people that ignore and thats because they make assumptions, like the fact that you might be crazy. So lets ignore those Read the full article…

Weave Labs Weekly Report

Objectives: Team Weave is currently transitioning from our research phase to our design phase. Our objectives this week included synthesizing research, debriefing our mid-semester presentation, conducting visioning activities, planning our client meeting, and planning a participatory design workshop. Actions: To kick-off our design sprint, we conducted a Stanford D School Design Thinking session, which helped ease us into the process for visioning our client based design ideas. The next few weeks will involve ideation. Research synthesis involved analyzing guerilla interviews, fly-on-the-walls, tourism activities, expert interviews, service safaris to create a tourist and hotel guest journey map. Our research phase narrowed us down to five opportunity spaces: Navigating the Island Like a Local Supporting the Needs of Families and Children Creating Personalized Guest Experiences Building Business and Appeal with Events and Shared Spaces Connecting Visitors to Other Visitors Through our research, we also discovered risk spaces that we wanted to avoid, and determined that our solution Read the full article…

Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game

 I’ve played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz. From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is infuriating. It’s a mix between old-school Pong and Threes. The player starts with a single ball at the bottom of the screen and a number of blocks, each with a number, floating at the top of the screen. Pulling back with a finger and… Read the full article…

Full guide about playing Motu-Patlu Games

Kids consistently ask for that watchmen play games with them. As a parent, you can’t remain to constantly contribute vitality playing with your adolescents?—?regardless of the way that you may love it. It bona fide contributing vitality with kids can give you mitigation for quite a while from the for the most part unremarkable routine?—?yet you can’t do it for the most part! Have you anytime pondered splashing yourself in electronic games with your children and up ’til now loving it? From couple of minutes to boundless hours of web games, you could essentially treasure the time you spend! We are not talking about as of late any online preoccupation here yet rather an electronic round of the very regarded toonsMotu-Patlu games. The evergreen characters let the family restore together for a long time. The Motu-Patlu games are wise, entertaining and brave. Motu-Patlu games are a flawless show-stopper in the verifiable scenery Read the full article…

Facebook’s AR Studio blows the market wide open

GUEST: Last week at Facebook’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg went all in on augmented reality (AR). Since then his announcement has been praised as a great thing for the AR developer world and panned as an attack on Snapchat. See it here in full: As a longtime AR developer, I can tell you the announcement didn’t come as a surprise for its content but for the speed and breadth of its potential capabilities: What Facebook announced is a vertically integrated AR development and distribution platform at Facebook scale. So why does that matter? It’s exceptionally hard to build mobile AR technology Mark made a great point: AR developers have traditionally had to first build a camera and get a lot of people to use it. When he says “build a camera,” he’s not talking about physical hardware. He’s talking about the software behind the mobile camera that can understand the Read the full article…

GamesBeat Summit’s lightning round will focus on disruption

It’s time to introduce our lightning round session at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. This session will feature five speakers talking in lightning-fast five-minute sessions. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1-2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Register today and receive 20 percent off current ticket prices. Use the code Deantak. Tom Emrich, partner at Super Ventures, will moderate the session with an iron fist. (Well, maybe not). He is an investor at Super Ventures, a fund and incubator focused on augmented reality. He is also founder of We Are Wearables, and a co-producer of Augmented World Expo. We were inspired by this session at the Migs conference in Canada. Our speakers include Robin Hunicke, cofounder of the independent game studio Funomena. which creates experimental games for Read the full article…

Stuck

Original image from pexels.com?—?here. Edited by author I sit here staring at my screen.fingers like the legs of an arthropodspinning a webwith the keyboard.I feel myself fade into an unreal worldthat feels so good.Talking to people who don’t existof monuments that never stood.I know what I like.And I like what I do.I have convinced my foolish mindthat the unreal is true.My friends out theretell me to stay away from youwhat I don’t see on the monitoris simply untrue.I cant figure out the difference.Is this real ? Or is it fake?Anymore of this trickeryI can’t take.I am stuck in a circlethat I can’t breakI am caught in a dream, from which I cant wake. If you liked what you just read consider giving it heart so someone else might bump into it. Follow the author or Misplaced Identity below to see more posts like this one. You can also find Misplaced Identity on Facebook. Stuck Read the full article…

Does chat have a place in VR?

via: https://cdn.uploadvr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ObEN_WeChat-Message-in-VR_ENGLISH-1.png As social media begins its forays into virtual, augmented and mixed reality, the obvious UX question is: does this have a place here? This article by UploadVR tracks how WeChat and its massive Chinese userbase are attempting to bring this virtual social experience exclusively to the HTC Vive. Facebook Spaces offers a similar (also proprietary) avatar-filled virtual space, hoping that the ubiquity of the platform and its Oculus hardware will help it gain a foothold in the West. The creators of Second Life are also throwing their hat into the ring with the platform-independent Sansar social VR. Sansar Screenshot via: https://d267cvn3rvuq91.cloudfront.net/i/images/vr1.jpg?cx=0&cy=0&cw=2000&ch=1125&sw=1180 So back to my question: Does chat have a place in VR, AR or Mixed Reality? I assert that: As with anything, situationally maybe. Let’s start with text chat as illustrated in the thumbnail. Breaking down the utility of text chat is key. Text chat lets a user examine Read the full article…

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The latest The Marco De Santis Daily! https://t.co/73rXX5TUzu Thanks to @Michal92B @StephanieLevy75 @Socialfave #business ?—?@marcodesantis http://twitter.com/marcodesantis/status/858345870953238528 The latest The Marco De Santis Daily! http://bit.ly/2pfOO6o Thanks to @Michal92B @StephanieLevy75 @Socialfave #business http://twitter.com/marcodesantis/status/858345870953238528 was originally published in marco-desantis on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

How Discriminating User Experiences can Cost You Millions

WCAG accessibility standards can help UX professionals design and develop true usability I’ve been promoting accessibility best-practices for the past several years now and I’ve realized more and more how much education is still needed around this topic. Developers usually have a rudimentary understanding of WCAG standards, but rarely are they front-of-mind for day-to-day work. Top-tier designers will generally consider contrast, color, and other factors important for disabled web visitors, but seldom is accessibility the first (or even second) thought in a new design. Even among both of these highly competent groups, we see a huge discrepancy between what is required for amazing accessibility and what is actually practiced. My goal is to ensure that anyone who reads this article understands why accessibility is so important and how we can easily design, develop, and test for it. Why does accessibility matter? As designers, developers, writers and content-creators, it’s easy to forget that not Read the full article…

Essentials of Product Design & Management

Productizing Process Framework Product designing- Methods and process Research– Interview, Literature review, cross cultural comparison, cultural probes, q survey, Camera journals, Narration, focus group, shadowing, ethnography, market research, product briefing, structuring brief , customer need analysis, primary, secondary, tertiary design objectives Concept design– Analogical thinking, Attribute listing, Idea checklist, Lateral thinking, Mind mapping, Drawing techniques, thematic sketching, concept sketching, schematic sketching , rendering & Presentation Top view elevation Isometric view drawing Orthographic drawing Concept Evaluation- Intuition, Mock up evaluation, mock up evaluation, multi voting, pros n cons, protocol analysis, Task analysis, Matrix evaluation Prototyping– Quick & dirty prototyping, Experience prototyping, Role playing, Body storming, be your customer, scenario modeling, Scenario testing , storyboarding, Details Design– product subdivision, components, integration, testing Markting the product & Sell– Name swaping, image mood board, perceptual mapping ,trend forcasting, marketing mix, Inclusive Design, Emotional design, Visceral design, Behavioral design, Reflective design. Read the full article…

Pro? používat Accelerated Mobile Pages?

https://medium.com/media/e4c686260b0684f208d55979c2f1e1e9/href Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) je zjednodušen? odleh?ená verze HTML a JavaScriptu ur?ená pro mobilní za?ízení. Jak vidíte na videu výše, AMP výrazn? urychluje na?ítání stránek a šet?í mobilní data. Navíc nyní Google ozna?uje weby s AMP ve výsledcích vyhledávání. Ozna?ení web? podporujících AMP v Googlu Read the full article…

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How To Gain An Unfair Advantage When Launching Your #Business https://t.co/cpLZ3N9Fl5 via @sujanpatel with @robwalling ?—?@marcodesantis http://twitter.com/marcodesantis/status/858331846458978307 How To Gain An Unfair Advantage When Launching Your #Business http://bit.ly/2oVEm1e via @sujanpatel with @robwalling http://twitter.com/marcodesantis/status/858331846458978307 was originally published in marco-desantis on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…