On December 14th, we invited Jessica Outlaw, an experienced researcher in VR/AR based out of Portland, for an evening workshop on using gestures to augment cognition in VR.
Armed with examples of how behaviors are affected by characteristics that you might not think would affect them, Jessica walked everyone through how gestures influence thinking, and the consequences of using gestures in VR/AR.
We learned that gestures play an active role in learning and decision-making, and how to best optimize the use of gestures for immersive interaction design.
One of our members, Chris Durbin, even made sketch notes while Jessica was speaking!
Huge thank you to Jessica for visiting us here in Seattle. If you want to read more about her work, you can find it on her blog: The Extended Mind. And of course, a huge thank you to local digital agency POP for hosting this event in their office space.
Check out a few more shots from the event below.