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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) for Business - Workshop

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This is the slide deck I used for a 1.5h workshop and hands-on exercise at the #SMILELondon event 2016. The content includes:
- Basic terminology
- Types of VR content
- Hardware
- Business case studies
- Hands-on exercise (building a VR tour using photospheres)

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) for Business - Workshop

  1. 1. Introduction to Virtual Reality for Business Paolo Tosolini, Founder Tosolini Productions @tosolini
  2. 2. Business storytelling through emerging technologies
  3. 3. 90 minutes agenda Definitions Types of VR content Business Case Studies Hardware Hands-On Workshop
  4. 4. Simplified Definitions VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) A realistic and immersive simulation of a three- dimensional environment AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) The integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time.
  5. 5. Why should you care about VR? PROs • It’s hot • Getting more affordable • Very immersive, authentic CONs • It requires some hardware to work • Perceived to be mostly for games • Some people feel discomfort
  6. 6. 360 (degree) photos
  7. 7. Credits: ElicaTeam
  8. 8. EQUIRECTANGULAR PROJECTION
  9. 9. Photo Sphere creation tools SAMSUNG GEAR 360 RICOH THETA S ANDROID (only) GOOGLE STREET VIEW CARDBOARD CAMERA PHOTO 360 BY SFERA PANORAMA 360 CAMERA iOS (only) 360 PANORAMA PANORAMA 360 CITIES ANDROID & iOS
  10. 10. DEMO• Smartphone (iOS / Android) • Ricoh Theta S (360 camera) • Cardboard VR photo sphere viewer http://viewer.spherecast.org/upload
  11. 11. 360 Video
  12. 12. GOOGLE CARDBOARD HTC VIVE OCULUS RIFT HOLOLENS Head Mounted Displays (HMD)
  13. 13. Game engines
  14. 14. REAL ESTATE / HOSPITALITY
  15. 15. HEALTH
  16. 16. • Surgery simulation • 360 video training • Guided meditation • Anxiety management • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder • Pain relief and rehab
  17. 17. 3D images of kid’s heart uploaded to Sketchfab and viewed in Google Cardboard
  18. 18. MANUFACTURING
  19. 19. • Product design & development • Skills training • Virtual testing and prototyping • Real-size product representation Bombardier Audi ESI Ford
  20. 20. MEDIA
  21. 21. 360 video on demand and live streaming
  22. 22. NON PROFIT
  23. 23. • Exhibits designed using SketchUp • Plan layout of future pavilion using HTC Vive • High-Res cockpit photospheres and Google Cardboard
  24. 24. FINANCE
  25. 25. CITI Innovation Lab and 8Ninths Using mixed reality to enhance financial trading and data visualization
  26. 26. Hands on Workshop
  27. 27. GOAL Create a VR interactive experience featuring photo spheres, images and text captions WORKFLOW 1) Download media 2) Sign up for online panoramic authoring tool 3) Create your story
  28. 28. DOWNLOAD MEDIA http://bit.ly/360images Tap and save images on your camera roll
  29. 29. SIGN UP: http://seekbeak.com
  30. 30. DEMO
  31. 31. 360 Panorama / Virtual Tour Resources • http://seekbeak.com (author 360 VR right from your device) • https://sphcst.com/upload (instant 360 web photo viewer) • http://viar360.com (360 storytelling tool) • http://www.easypano.com (stitching software + virtual tours) • http://www.360cities.net (license professional panoramas) • https://roundme.com (virtual tours) And many more…
  32. 32. Thank You! Paolo Tosolini paolo@tosolini.com http://tosolini.com @tosolini

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