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Virtual reality: the 1990s technology set to change the design world

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As Facebook buys Oculus and Sony reveals its own VR device, Dezeen investigates what the resurgence of this old school technology means for designers.


Oculus VR was already big before Facebook bought the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion. "Oculus has the potential to be the most social platform ever," said Mark Zuckerberg in a call to Facebook's investors, while his announcement post painted a picture of the world donning headsets to watch tennis, study in classrooms and consult with doctors.

Facebook sees Oculus Rift as a chance to profoundly transform communication, and to the gaming industry it's a generational leap in electronic entertainment. But there's more to virtual reality. It's as much a creative tool for designers and architects, as it is a new medium for designers to explore, and a close and personal way of experiencing the creations of others...


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, April 7, 2014 3:55 AM

Another nice Oculus article focusing on using it for Design.

Here are two others on the recent sales which are worth a quick read.

Musings on the Oculus sale
http://www.raphkoster.com/2014/03/25/musings-on-the-oculus-sale/

and

Oculus was the future of gaming. Now it’s the future of Facebook.
http://boingboing.net/2014/03/25/oculus-vr-could-have-changed-b.html

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A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic]

A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic] | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it

Ask anyone to name the most popular social media tools used by students, and it’s a safe bet everybody could name the top two: Facebook and Twitter.

But those are far from the only online applications making inroads. As administrators warm to engaging students through social media, the list of potential resources at their disposal grows longer by the day.

 

Facebook and Twitter are the obvious choices. But there are other options- Tumblr, YouTube and Google+, to name three.

Of course, if naming the latest social media tools seems tough, learning how to use them all is harder still. In an attempt to shorten the learning curve, Flowtown and Column Five published this Social Media Cheat Sheet for your reference...


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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:16 PM

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Katelm's curator insight, March 4, 2013 5:44 AM

Un résumé graphique pour savoir à quoi correspond les differends réseaux sociaux, comment s'y inscrire et le vocabulaire associé.

Rahadian P. Paramita's curator insight, March 14, 2013 11:00 PM

Cool!

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How to Create Outstanding Social Media Pages [Infographic]

How to Create Outstanding Social Media Pages [Infographic] | NYL - News YOU Like | Scoop.it

Each and every social network is different and need to be used in different ways, at different times, promoted differently, etc.


This infographic contains guidelines on how to create optimized social media pages for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin.


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Alexander Abramov's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:36 PM

This infographic contains guidelines on how to create optimized social media pages for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:10 AM

How to Create Outstanding Social Media Pages [Infographic]

Stéphane Hardel's curator insight, December 15, 2013 6:10 AM

Très social media ce matin ... D'ailleurs comment on fait pour bien les utiliser ? Hein ?