VRDC Fall 2017 Schedule Viewer | Fostering Creative Play with 'Mindshow'

VRDC Fall 2017 Session Scheduler

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  • Fostering Creative Play with 'Mindshow'

    • Jim Toepel  |  Virtual Experience Designer, Mindshow
    Location:  TBD
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Games & Entertainment
    Pass Type: VRDC Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: All

    Not quite a tool, not quite a toy. 'Mindshow' is a narrative playground that asks for a lot. During the past year the 'Mindshow' design team has had to teach players how to embody different creatures, act with their pre-recorded selves, respond to improv prompting, explore their playspace and frame their own camera shots. Any one of these things can derail a self-conscious player. Former Kinect designer, Jim Toepel (Dance Central Series, Fantasia Music Evolved), will walk through the design philosophy and practice that led to the 'Mindshow' first user experience and sandbox creation system. Come learn how to design systems that can elevate the average player into a content producer and performer.


    Attendees will leave with methodologies to loosen the player's creative inhibitions and get them participating in the act of creation.

    Intended Audience

    This talk is for VR designers looking to add a sense exploration and play to their experiences.