Chris Milk - The Birth Of Virtual Reality as an Artform

Chris Milk - The Birth Of Virtual Reality as an Artform

Chris Milk uses innovative technologies to make personal, interactive, human stories. Accompanied by Joshua Roman on cello and McKenzie Stubbert on piano, Milk traces his relationship to music and art — from the first moment he remembers putting on headphones to his current work creating breakthrough virtual reality projects. VR is the last medium for storytelling, he says, because it closes the gap between audience and storyteller. To illustrate, he brought the TED audience together in the world's largest collective VR experience. Join them and take part in this interactive talk by getting a Google Cardboard and downloading the experience at with.in/TED.

 

The Great Internet Freakout

The Great Internet Freakout

Why are we so resistant to change?

Here’s some reasons people resist change (and tips) on how to prepare for change in your company.

According to the Harvard Business Review there are 10 reasons people resist change:

1. Loss of Control — Users don’t like to feel like they’ve lost control. Did your interface change suddenly without explanation? Make sure your guide your users through these changes and explain them thoroughly.

2. Excess uncertainty — User’s actually prefer to “wander in misery than to head towards the unknown”. If your product is an application, one way to alert users of changes is though the app store descriptions when they update.

UX Sketching  — UX Planet

UX Sketching  — UX Planet

When I start my UX process every surface becomes a sketchpad to jot out quick ideas. Sometimes its on the back of a sushi menu, the floor to glass ceilings at the Digitaria office, or the pages of a moleskin notebook.

In the beginning It’s just about brainstorming. I list out a jumble of words and draw tiny sketches related to what I’m working on (and find the parallels later). Personally, I prefer paper with a grid so I can convey things responsively. Most of the time perfection isn’t an issue and the sketches are just for me