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A UX guide to designing virtual reality experiences

Bunnyfoot

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 from 18:15 to 20:15 (BST)

A UX guide to designing virtual reality experiences

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A bimonthly event in Sheffield where we invite speakers from around the country to come and talk about their experiences in research and design projects. 

 


 

 

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A UX GUIDE TO DESIGNING VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

 

With many VR applications being built and companies dipping their toe in the VR water we are seeing that many of these have a poor user experience. As with any service, it’s important to consider the basic principles when designing for VR. Based on our experiences from testing with users, we’ll talk about some of the UX principles to consider when creating a VR app.


 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 

Jamie Wales

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Jamie graduated from Loughborough University achieving a BSc (Hons) degree in Ergonomics, therefore understanding the importance of designing for the needs of the user. He was particularly interested in the HCI aspect of his studies and this is what led Jamie to join Bunnyfoot, a place where he can advocate the benefits of applying user centred design services throughout the design process and quite simply make things usable.

Jamie is well versed in carrying out various UCD methodologies such as expert evaluations, user testing and card sorting. During his time at Bunnyfoot he has worked closely with big name clients such as BSkyB, Visa and Sony, such client relationships have seen him undertake and coordinate studies internationally, both face to face and remotely. He has particular experience of user testing on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and has in depth knowledge of mobile interface design best practices.

Outside of work Jamie's main passion is music, he plays the guitar, ukulele and attempts to play the Saxophone when the neighbours aren't in! He has been involved in various bands throughout the years and recorded two albums, the highlight of his musical experiences being a highly eventful whirlwind tour of Europe, one to tell the kids about!

 

 

Ian Holliday

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Ian has experience of all stages of User Centred Design, including usability studies, information architecture, wireframes, and interaction design. Prior to working at Bunnyfoot, he spent 5 years working in the financial services sector as a UX designer and so is used to working on complex, highly regulated projects.

Ian had previously spent 4 years working with content management systems, again in the financial services sector, which has given him a good understanding of the technology behind the designs and the challenges it can present.

Ian's recent clients include Arsenal, OAG, NEST, Platts and the Department of Work and Pensions.

Ian enjoys playing 5-a-side football, cocktail making and travel (recent trips include walking the Inca Trail in Peru and cycling down Death Road in Bolivia).

 

 


 

 

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EVENING SCHEDULE

 

6.15pm - 6.45pm: Get a drink and get a seat!

 

6.45pm - 7.30pm: The main event

 

7:30pm: Drinks and a chin wag

 


 

 

 

FAQs

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The event is hosted in the Pub/Bar at Sheffield train station, so really easy to get to by train. If coming by car there are several parking options nearby:

Q Parks at Sheffield Station
Ponds Forge Leisure Centre 5 minutes walk from the venue and cheaper than Q Parks

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you can't attend please feel free to give your ticket to a collegue or friend

  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally, but if you forget to bring it we'll not turn you away if your name is on our list of attendees


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No problem, feel free to still attend

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The Sheffield Tap
Sheffield Station
Sheaf St
S1 2BP Sheffield
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 from 18:15 to 20:15 (BST)


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Bunnyfoot

Since 1999 the UK’s leading UX consultancy. We are psychologists, researchers, interaction designers, usability & customer experience specialists. We cover web, software, mobile, print, service design and more

SOME TANGIBLES:

  • Founded in 1999
  • 27 full-time consultants + support staff (41 in total)
  • large enough to be well resourced, small enough to care
  • 3 UK offices: London, Oxford, Sheffield
  • providing non-London-centric customer research
  • 5 research labs, 7 eyetrackers, and many more gizmos
  • it’s all portable too, so we can go where your customers are
  • International reach with multilingual consultants
  • partnerships if we don’t have the language in-house


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