Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Building interfaces for virtual and augmented reality

Erica Stanley (SalesLoft)
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Cutting Edge
Location: Meeting Room 18 A/B
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers and designers interested in building virtual and augmented reality applications

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An intermediate understanding of JavaScript and UI development

What you'll learn

  • Learn what kinds of interaction patterns work well in virtual environments and how to integrate and build on these techniques in your applications

Description

As virtual and augmented applications become more widely used, developers of more traditional media, such as web and mobile platforms, may find themselves building nontraditional interfaces. Erica Stanley offers an overview of the interaction patterns that work well in mixed-reality environments and shares techniques that can be integrated into new or existing applications.

Topics include:

  • Gesture tracking in virtual environments
  • Head and eye tracking
  • Voice-based interactions
  • Open source projects that build on and incorporate these patterns
  • How to incorporate these patterns into your applications
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Erica Stanley

SalesLoft

Erica Stanley is a software engineer, researcher, and tinkerer. Erica holds a BS and MS in computer science from Clark Atlanta University, where she conducted research in virtual reality and 3D data modeling. She has also conducted postgraduate research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specialized in graphics, data visualization, and telepresence. Erica is active in the Atlanta technology community. She helps develop and teach youth coding programs, speaks at local hackathons, conferences, and user groups, and cofounded the Atlanta network of Women Who Code, where she leads new developer workshops and organizes monthly tech talks, hack nights, and networking events for women technologists.