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Behind every great company, there’s a great leader. Not to boast or anything, but at OVA and StellarX, we’re fortunate to have Harold a.k.a. H or H-Dawg, at the helm of our (immersive) spaceship. Despite his forgetfulness, his intense fear of the dark, and strange appreciation for Robo Recall, this ocean-loving ski bum and self-professed Wizard and CEO (short for Chief Executive O.G.) is the most dedicated young-gun around. Looking back, he’s sure come a long way. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane…

💭 ⛷ Those snowy mornings spent in the family chalet devouring Grandma’s delicious fluffy pancakes before…


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Understanding humans is essential to the design and experience of a technology.

As we enter this AI-first realm, interdisciplinarity will be at the heart of design. It’s no longer viable to think that a single designer should be the sole “DRI” (Directly Responsible Individual) when it comes to crafting user experiences. As AI quietly creeps into our lives, voice user interfaces and conversational interfaces will play a major role in shifting our focus from the screen to the scene. In other words, mobile-first will become AI-first, and NLP (Natural Language Processing), NLU (Natural Language Understanding), and ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition)…


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Photo: Keith Hardy (Unsplash)

“We’re a crowd, a swarm. We think in groups, travel in armies. Armies carry the gene for self-destruction. One bomb is never enough, the blur of technology. This is where the oracles plot their wars. Because now comes the introversion. Father Teilhard knew this, the omega point, a leap out of our biology. Ask yourself this question: Do we have to be humans forever? Consciousness is exhausted. Back now to inorganic matter. This is what we want. We want to be stones in a field.”

-DeLillo (Point Omega 52)

In his introduction to Understanding Media Marshall McLuhan states that it…

Samantha Bilodeau

Experience Design for XR & AI at StellarX ✨ @SamB418 @ovagc

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