Las nuevas interfaces para interacción persona-ordenador explorados por Timoni West

Timoni West es la directora del grupo de investigación XR en Unity Labs, donde dirige a un equipo interdisciplinar de artistas e ingenieros que exploran nuevas interfaces para interacción persona-ordenador.
Actualmente su equipo está enfocado en la computación espacial: como viviremos, trabajaremos y crearemos en un mundo donde conviven los objetos digitales y los del mundo real.

EditorXR, uno de los primeros proyectos de su equipo, una aplicación para editar proyectos de Unity directamente en realidad virtual, ganó el premio a la mejor tecnología virtual en la San Francisco Design Week 2018.

Unity Labs es el departamento de I+D de Unity una de las herramientas más utilizadas para la creación de videojuegos y piezas de realidad virtual y aumentada. El objetivo de este laboratorio es investigar cómo los videojuegos, la I.A, el aprendizaje profundo, la visualización por ordenador, la VR, la AR y la narrativa cambiarán radicalmente el gaming y las experiencias immersivas en los próximos 10 años.

En el “backend” Unity Labs trabaja en investigación avanzada creando prototipos, liberando nuevas tecnologías y haciendo publicaciones científicas con el mundo académico.

Timoni West is the Director of XR Research at Unity, where she leads a team of cross-disciplinary artists and engineers exploring new interfaces for human-computer interaction. Currently her team focuses on spatial computing: how we will live, work, and create in a world where digital objects and the real world live side-by-side. A longtime technologist, Timoni was formerly SVP at Alphaworks, cofounder of Recollect, and CEO of Department of Design, a digital agency. She’s worked for startups across the country, including Foursquare, Flickr, Causes, and Airtime. Website: http://www.thevrara.com


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Authoring for Mixed Reality with Timoni West | Mozilla’s Mixed Reality team wants to empower developers and users to build rich interfaces and experiences — whether in AR, VR, or both — and is looking at things like spatial computing, gestural interfaces and new input paradigms, and other ways to support the growth of the open web. At our July Speaker Series, we’ll hear how others are addressing these needs, and how this work ties to Mozilla. Specifically, Timoni West, who leads XR Research at Unity Labs, will share about the latest tools that her team has created to create new and immersive online experiences. This includes an exploration of the challenges — both hardware and software — posed by spatial computing (the way we interact with computers in our surroundings — whether devices in the physical world, or to virtual reality settings). Spatial computing expands how we experience computing, from single, rigid LCD/screen interfaces out into the wider, physical world. She’ll share how her team is creating tools that match how people already think and operate (apperception). Timoni will also share ways her team is helping non-technical creators to experiment and make new things in Mixed and Augmented Reality, drawing off of widely accessible data sets. And she’ll touch on how these new tools can provide privacy and freedom, in the spirit of Mozilla. Timoni West leads XR Research at Unity Labs, managing a team of cross-disciplinary artists and engineers. Specifically, the immersive Authoring Tools Group that Timoni leads in Unity’s labs team is focused on how people will build worlds in the future. Their first public project, EditorVR, was released in December 2016. Labs works closely with partners, cheerlead indies making awesome experiences, and stays closely involved with the AR/VR/MR community.