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Designing Live 360 Videos: Right Time, Right Place

On going where few designers have gone before

An early version of Facebook Live videos, 2015

A place to improve Live

The first version of 360 videos, 2015
A Facebook Live video with 360 space

Designing new territory

  1. Meet people where they’re at.
  2. Lean on patterns people know.
  3. Take a stand on what isn’t flexible.
  4. Step back and consider the full view.

Meet people where they’re at.

On a supporting device, a window that allows exploration through interaction
On non-supporting devices or browsers, the full view and troubleshooting

Lean on patterns people know.

While 360 videos encourage people to engage with content, Live videos encourage people to engage with each other.

Starting in social mode and touching the video to reveals the full 360 space

Take a stand on what isn’t flexible.

Touching and swiping to control the context and move around the view

Step back to consider the full view.

Time and position indicators stay constant in every viewing mode; education only presents when it makes sense

Live in the future

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Designing the future of social connection.

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Stephanie Engle

Designer at Airbnb, Cruise, Facebook VR. And other redeemable qualities.