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Getting Started Developing Virtual Reality Experiences

by Marty Resnick  |  August 10, 2017  |  Comments Off on Getting Started Developing Virtual Reality Experiences

Understanding the unique technology and process considerations for developing virtual reality (VR) solutions,  ranging from 360-degree videos to fully immersed 3D simulations, is a challenge for application leaders and developers. My latest note, “Getting Started Developing Virtual Reality Experiences“, discusses these considerations and provides recommendations for choosing the right VR experience for a specific use case and delivering immersive VR experiences.

Virtual reality is useful for a wide-array, and continually growing, number of use cases and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Therefore starting tactically is the right approach. Choosing a specific use case will drive the technology, process, tools, and resources that will be required to deploy a successful VR immersive experience.

When developing VR experiences, there is a growing number of technologies and tools to consider with a growing list of vendors. Our upcoming “Market Guide for Virtual Reality” will provide a deeper dive into those tools and technologies. However, there are also critical items that warrant special consideration including:

  1. Immersive user experience
  2. Narrative development/storytelling
  3. Player/user testing
  4. Presence

Although these items are touched upon in the note, these will be themes for some future research moving forward.

In a nutshell, this note introduces the process of defining a Minimum Viable Product (MVP),choosing the right VR experience, inventorying existing skill sets, understanding when its time to bring in subject-matter experts (SME), and decide when its time to build an -in house capability.



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Category: immersive-technology  virtual-reality  

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Marty Resnick
Sr Director Analyst
3 years at Gartner
20 years IT Industry

Marty Resnick is a Research Director on Gartner's Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team based in Atlanta, GA (USA). Mr. Resnick's primary focus is on the role of the Enterprise Architect in the selection, recommendation and implementation of emerging technologies (e.g. virtual reality and augmented reality), as well as, the use of methodologies such as Agile and Design Thinking for use in ideation, innovation and achieving business outcomes. Read Full Bio

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