ArchiveNovember 2017

Office meetings in 5 years

The scene: An empty conference room, five years from now. You sit down at the table with your tablet and put on a pair of lightweight glasses. Suddenly the room comes to life. To your left, you see your colleague Jessica, who’s joining from New York. To the right, the company CEO, Beth, who’s currently in Atlanta. Across the table from you is Hassan, who’s joining from his home office in London...

Future of employment or digital headache?

So the basic premise of the article was that one of the writers over at The Guardian convinced his editor to work an entire day in Virtual Reality. The writer in question, Alex Hern, works with majorly two types of environments on a typical day at work. Text editing and Web browsing. As he describes in the article, both are absolutely horrific to deal with. The article gives a good look at the...

VR Glossary

Virtual Reality Glossary Even though the title of the article might state it to be a Virtual Reality Glossary, that is not entirely true. The terms explained in this handy glossary has a varied range of usage. I had to read through all of them to fully grasp that some have nothing to do with VR e.g. Cyborg or Fractal. This glossary isn’t something I can really memorize but I’ve been...

Gooey? GUI.

Short for Graphical User Interface, a GUI (pronounced as either G-U-I or gooey) allows the use of icons or other visual indicators to interact with electronic devices, rather than using only text via the command line. For example, all versions of Microsoft Windows utilize a GUI, whereas MS-DOS does not. The GUI was first developed at Xerox PARC by Alan Kay, Douglas Engelbart, and a group of other...

Google’s Design Guidelines

Google Design Guidelines for Google Cardboard One of the first things I did when I started this project’s research was to look at the existing R&D that was done by reliable sources. I think I’m not far off when I say there’s no better source of R&D than Google. So I had to look at everything Google made public. And I found a gold mine. The site served as a great starting...

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