If we can guide a rocket through the air, through the variable forces of wind, into the sky, past the atmosphere, into Earth’s orbit — accounting for all the forces of nature that could potentially obstruct us from doing so — surely we can propel humanity towards a stance of…

Gustave Caillebotte — Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877)

What makes up a moment?

Nothing happened, but the image lives in my mind, vividly. I don’t remember the date, or occasion — it was a small and simple millisecond in which my mind was quieted by the beauty of it all.

I was returning home around 10pm after a…

Developing a VR environment for Google Cardboard in Unity 5

This weekend marked my foray into the world of VR design. Working in Unity 5, I scripted up some basic movement controls, and used the CardboardSDK and the Unity Remote iOS app to project the Unity output to iOS — Google Cardboard. …

I often get asked by friends why I’ve taken such an interest in AR. After all, many of them know me as a Luddite: I got my first smartphone in 2013; I’ve removed myself from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for almost two years now; and I’ve gone months at a…

The concept of “affordance” becomes especially relevant in an augmented reality context. Industry and design have developed a series of affordance precedents in web / screen UI, centered primarily around color, buttons, and cursor styles. …

Skeu

DESIGNATION started this week — it’s an 18-week UI/UX bootcamp. I’ll be doing the online portion from Massachusetts for the first 8 weeks, but the bulk of the program will be on-site in Chicago starting in April.

Getting back to Chi — couldn’t be happier. Having lived between Boston…

Oceans

I got to sit down and speak with Pattie Maes this past Thursday.

Dr. Maes is legendary in the field of HCI. She’s currently one of the academic heads of the future-factory known as the MIT Media Lab, where she heads up the Fluid Interfaces Group and co-coordinates MIT’s…

Aaron Faucher

UX/UI for mixed reality and positive computing. http://afaucher.me

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