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XR Foundations: Designer

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What is XR?

(Extended Reality)

You’ve probably heard of augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR), but what is XR? XR covers it all. Short for “extended reality,” XR encompasses the full spectrum of those real and virtual environments, including AR, VR, and mixed reality (MR).

Get to Know the World of XR

Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented reality is an immersive technology that superimposes a computer-generated image atop physical surfaces or objects in the real world when viewed by the user through an AR device like AR glass, HoloLens, smartphone, tablet, etc. You’ve probably experience AR on a number of apps already.

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Here are just a few examples.

Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go Example

Source: Nintendo

IKEA Furniture App
Ikea App Example

Source: IKEA

Google Pixel Stickers
Google Pixel Stickers Example

Source: Google Pixel

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual reality uses computer modeling and simulation that enables a person to interact with an artificial three-dimensional (3D) visual or other sensory environment. VR applications immerse the user in a computer-generated environment that simulates reality through the use of interactive devices, which send and receive information and are worn as goggles, headsets, gloves, or body suits.

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Check out the examples below.

Oculus Quest
Oculus Quest Example

Source: Oculus

Playstation VR
Playstation Example

Source: Playstation

HTC Vive
HTC Vive Example

Source: VIVE

Mixed Reality (MR)

Mixed Reality brings together real world and digital elements. You interact with and manipulate both physical and virtual items and environments, using next-generation sensing and imaging technologies. Mixed Reality allows you to see and immerse yourself in the world around you even as you interact with a virtual environment using your own hands.

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Here are just a few ways Mixed Reality is being used.

Microsoft Hololens 2
Microsoft Hololens 2

Source: Microsoft

Holograms Example

Source: Microsoft

US Army Synthetic Training
US Army Synthetic Training

Source: US Army

What Could You Do With XR?

Explore the emerging industry of immersive technology is applicable to almost every industry including:

  • Healthcare
  • Defense
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Entertainment

Discover what possibilities lie ahead with our XR design and development courses.

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