Virtual and augmented reality are two of the most exciting technological developments of the last 20 years. Already widely used as a training tool in the military, healthcare, professional sports, VR has many potential uses in a consumer-facing industry such as retail. Augmented reality is already sprouting up with fun extras like augmented packaging and practical uses such as wayfinding through a store or checking to see how an item of furniture might look in your living room.
As exciting as these technologies are, a lot of us don’t really have a great understanding of the full implications. Today, our guest is Brian Banton, a designer whose work in virtual and augmented reality has been put to good use at Facebook is going to talk us through what’s actually possible and how to plan to get there.
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