Local. Remote. Real. Virtual. Combining community engagement and cutting edge technology is creating new opportunities for close collaboration wherever it finds us. John and Melissa recently led a workshop exploring these possibilities as part of the multi-disciplinary Bend Design Conference.
Working in small groups, workshop participants brainstormed and use ‘old-school’ drawing and model-making tools to prototype ideas. After a fun, freewheeling design session, the group chose one idea to be computer-modeled back at our office in Seattle. From there, Freya worked nonstop until she was ready to email the model back to Bend where Geoff set up a VR workstation (our ‘Holodeck’) for participants to ‘walk through’ their creation!
Set up on a dark stage amid the celebratory mood of the cocktail party, we led participants of the workshop through the 3D model. There was not a single person that did not have a big smile on their face when they re-emerged from their virtual world. Us too!
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