EmTech Masterclass #1: Self-Representation & Scale in Virtual Reality

EmTech Masterclass

Self-Representation & Scale in Virtual Reality
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Virtual Reality (VR) & UX:

Did you know that Virtual Reality (VR) starts with how one is perceived? This is why it’s so crucial to have a UX design that’s based around this principle from the start.

Designing the right self-representation within a VR system not only determines how someone perceives and navigates in a virtual world, but it also sets the product’s tone.

Social VR applications define your users and change how they are able to interact with each other within the application. It may start with virtual hands, controllers, or an avatar but great self-representation has the potential to increase presence and immersion which results in better user engagement and ultimately encourages your users to keep using your product.

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Watch the 1st EmTech Masterclass:

View some highlights from our 1st session on May 27th, 2020 where Key Lime Interactive experts discuss:

  • How self-representation affects user perception and creates affordances for interactions
  • How to identify visual cues that impact the sense of scale and refine how users interpret the environment.
  • How to establish a path of success for your product by determining the type of usability/effectiveness testing that will have the most impact on your design.

As an added bonus, we’ve provided the worksheet below with 6 crucial takeaways from the course.

Stay tuned for our next Masterclass session coming soon and even more half-hour classes will be released every 2 months. Sign up for the next EmTech Masterclass course coming soon!

 

 

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Masterclass Speakers

Ayush Bhargava, Ph.D.

Ayush Bhargava, Ph.D.

VR/AR User Experience Researcher

Ayush Bhargava is a creative problem-solver specializing in perception and usability-based research in XR. He is a developer at heart and approaches every problem from both a technical and human factors perspective.
Marina Roselli

Marina Roselli

User Experience Research Specialist

Marina Roselli, a NYC-based UX Researcher/Designer specializing in eXtended Realities (XR). At heart, she is a problem solver, a storyteller, and a gamer with a knack for providing band-aids to customer’s pain points.
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Masterclass Highlights

What does self-representation need to convey?

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Consider simpler versions of self-avatars

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Evaluate if the self-avatar is fulfilling its purpose

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Consider the importance of scale in the experience

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Use as many visual cues as possible

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Perceptually evaluate the environment scale

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VR Talk: Making Sure Your Users Fall In Love

VR Talk:

Making Sure Your Users Fall In Love

UX Insights for Virtual Reality (VR):

We’ve found that the first few minutes of a Virtual Reality (VR) experience can entice users to delve deeper or make them lose interest completely.

Join Key Lime Interactive team members, Rick, Levi, and Eugene, for a thirty-minute exploration of how to define the virtual reality relationship early and how to create a user experience that will make your users fall in love at first sight.

 


 

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The Coming Evolution in AI and the Relevance to UXR

The Coming Evolution in AI &

The Relevance to User Experience Research
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User Experience Research (UXR) & Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is constantly evolving, which means so is the user experience for correlating products/services.  For this reason, Key Lime Interactive UX researcher and VP of Client Insights will reveal key UXR insights in the following webinar.

He predicts this evolution, or even revolution, is gaining speed and that UX Researchers, known experts in considering the human experience, understanding how humans trust and naturally tech-savvy, will help usher in this change and ideally make it more compelling and perhaps help protect us from ourselves. Technologies like geofencing, mobile networks, and the ever-present mutually beneficial, yet still competitive business relationship, will all play a role as well. With a recap of this event below or check out this related white paper.

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Machine Learning & AI

We’re told artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us, but what is it really? What does it mean when machine learning (ML) is used? Should I fear AI? How are people utilizing these technologies? Join Carol Smith, Sr. UX Researcher at Uber ATG in exploring these questions and more in this secondary webinar on Machine Leaning and AI.

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Intro: The Role of Body Language in User Research

The Role of Body Language

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Intro: The Role of Body Language in User Research

 

Let’s say you find yourself in the middle of a test session and the user you’re with isn’t doing the best job of articulating their thoughts and feelings. You should remain vigilant in listening to the participant, but you can also focus more of your attention on their nonverbal behaviors like posture, hand gestures, facial expressions, etc. This nonverbal data can be coupled with other qualitative feedback you observe, and it will help you better understand what the user’s actual feelings and emotions are during the test session.

In this webinar, we demonstrate common situations in UX research and some of the more relevant emotions to pick up on while observing users. Some of the gestures we will be acting out will be related to:

 

  • Confidence
  • Confusion
  • Frustration

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UX Webinar Highlights

Joining this webinar will help give you the skills you need to improve the interactions you have with your test participants, and these skills will help you generate more accurate and actionable feedback from your users.

This webinar will be an intro to the first in a series, the next one will deep dive into facial expressions, and we’ll close out the series with the power of the face and eye insights.

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CX Strategy: Millennials & mCommerce

CX Strategy:

Millennials & mCommerce
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CX Strategy Webinar

 

mCommerce is shifting in a direction to cater towards those that are digital natives (Millennials), not digital immigrants (the rest of us). Personalization and customization are a requirement for Millennials, yet many Fortune 1000 companies are challenged with barriers on infrastructure and data governance that don’t allow for CX/UX professionals to provide an engaging experience for Millennials. This generation is demanding an omnichannel experience at a higher velocity, and as a result, many companies are being challenged with shifting priorities.


This webinar will focus on these topics related to a CX/UX Strategy:

  • Personalization vs. Customization
  • Wearables
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Location-based deals / Geo-location / Beacons / NFC
  • New “buy button” trend (on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and soon, Google)

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