• Josh Carpenter
  • VR Research Mozilla
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Josh: Josh is a San Francisco-based UX Designer with Mozilla. He has spent a career focused on the intersection between digital design and the built environment, from interactive architectural visualizations to mobile-driven home automation. Most recently he led Mozilla’s Firefox OS UX team in creating the world’s first web-based mobile operating system.


  • Virtual Reality & The Future of the Web
  • Time: TBD | Room: E-135
What is VR? Why is it special? What will happen when we combine it—spatial, immersive, and performance intensive—with the wild and eclectic web? What creative possibilities will open up? Which web values will be strengthened—interoperability, user privacy, security, etc—and which will change? Virtual reality is a new medium. It presents us with challenges and opportunities completely unlike anything we’ve encountered in mobile or desktop. In this talk we will explore the bleeding edge of the VR web: how developers can create VR web experiences today, what we’re learning about visual and interaction design best practices, how to extend responsive design to VR, and what we as web professionals need to learn from peers in fields like game design, visual effects and architecture.