24 Nov 2016   admin

7 Things To Know About Designing For Virtual And Augmented Reality

Virtual reality is fast becoming a craze phenomenon at home, and is innovating immersive experiences in the world around us.

Today more and more people are seeking out experiences not technologies, below are a few things to keep in mind if you are interested in VR/AR.

  • Encourage clients to try before they buy
    Not all clients have the same frame of reference so make sure you show examples.

  • Don’t lose sight of your objectives when chasing the next big thing
    Simply put is this the right tool for your brand or business to ensure the right user experience.

  • Shift your mindset to the world of “first-person design”
    You are designing an experience for someone else to have.

  • Do your homework to pick the right partner
    Look for a partner who combines great developers with great designers producing great portfolios

  • Utilize flexible design talent that can toggle between app and experience design 
    Have a thorough understanding of UI/UX  (read last weeks blog post!) within the VR/AR field

  • Set realistic timing expectations
    Don’t rush the project, it could ruin the product experience

  • Iterate, test, learn, and repeat
    Self explanatory!

The world of VR/AR is not the next big global trend… yet, but it seems that this is the year for narrative experiences.

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25 Nov 2016   admin

2016 Student Exhibition

GDC students impress at opening of the annual student exhibition!The Student Exhibition is held annually to showcase our student’s best works throughout the year to expose them to industry professionals and highlight potential career opportunities. The evening invites prospective students and their parents to view the standard of our current students work and is an eye opener to what can be achieved in each of our disciplines per year, i.e. Design Thinking, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Mulitmedia Design. This is a great platform to encourage student and lecturer engagement giving a h ...

05 Dec 2016   tanya

Design for all 5 senses

Design encompasses many aspects of our everyday lives, we even interact with it while we sleep. Designers are constantly working to create products that are functional and aesthetically pleasing to improve some aspect of our lives. From following practices such as Dieter Rams 10 Principles for good design to adapting their own philosophies into each creation, pushing the boundaries on designing a better tomorrow. Along with all the guide lines, innovative talks, and noise in the design community , there is another idea that has entered the circles of conversation. An interesting Talk by Design ...