Story prototyping the Metaverse workshop- part 2

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MARCH 3rd 2023 8:00AM PST; 11:00AM EST; 4:00PM GMT; 5:00 PM CET; 8:30 PM IST

Story prototyping the Metaverse workshop: Designing a compelling immersive 3D experience

3 hours (Part 2 of 2) total 6 hrs

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Join Frank Spillers for this fun-packed and highly-rated workshop on building Metaverses worth visiting.


Here’s the bottom line on the metaverse: Your metaverse experiences won’t make a lasting impact if they are not emotionally compelling and engaging. The secret to doing this by using storytelling. In this two-part workshop, 3D UX veteran Frank Spillers will teach you how to prototype for immersive experiences.

Storytelling skills are critical for UX design in 3D. This applies to all immersive media and audiences: AR as well as VR, and to B2B as well as B2C. Immersive media offers an evolutionary shift building on our love of stories in traditional media (movies and books). Traditional storytelling exists in a third-person “UI”. You can’t see through your own eyes (unless that rare storyteller is so skilled they get you to imagine being there totally). Instead, immersive first-person storytelling, according to research, changes how we experience information. Story activates the potential to change perspectives and our experience with the immersive content. Story is also how we activate our user’s imaginations which this spatial (3D) technology.

This workshop teaches you how to design using storytelling as your UI medium. The focus is on prototyping with storytelling or “story-prototyping” in order to maximize the potential of immersive technology and content and to give users a great experience. By great experience, we mean one worth their time, one they will tell friends about, and one that changes them for that moment or forever. One of the premises of this workshop is: if your metaverse content is going to be relevant, it has to be emotionally compelling and engaging.

If you want to learn how to design for AR or VR, take this workshop. Frank Spillers is one of the few instructors on the planet teaching intermediate to advanced UX design for immersive 3D. He has been working on this topic for 25 years and teaching it in workshops and online with the Interaction Design Foundation to over 30,000 students for the past six years.

Topics we will cover in this workshop:

  • Metaverse beyond the hype: immersive experience design guidelines
  • The immersive 3D interface toolkit: supporting spatial cognition
  • The story arc and emotional engagement in VR vs. AR
  • Constructing an “immersive story prototype” for VR/AR experiences.
  • Social VR: designing for inclusion, safety and emotion

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