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The Designing for Virtual Reality session at I/O is now up on YouTube, in case you missed the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwh1LBzz3AU
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Hi Alex! I am an incoming Junior at Kearny High School, and currently I am attended Trio Upward Bound a summer program at USD. I have been a VR fan ever since I laid eyes on it and to experience it through cardboard was amazing. I want to showcase this experience and google cardboard to others. So in a couple week I will giving a TED Talk to my fellow peers and teachers of about 100+. I am seeking help for a demonstration during this TED Talk. What concise Google Cardboard app should I use? and any other tips or comments will be great to have. Thank you.
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Here are some initial guidelines I wrote up for designing for Virtual Reality http://google.com/design/vr
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This is going to be fun! I'm helping with two of these sessions, Design Tooling and Wearable Design, along with +Noah Levin, +Alex Faaborg, and +Bob Ryskamp. Videos of the sessions will be made available after the event.

http://www.google.com/design/form/#wearable-design
http://www.google.com/design/form/#design-tooling

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Hello alex faaborg well that is the best newes ever wow it sound good nices to meet you lol
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Speaking today at the SXSW conference, Google's SVP of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai said that in two weeks, Google will be releasing a developer SDK that will make it easier for companies to...
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Phillip, that's a pretty reasonable assumption to make given that the monetisation strategy for app developers on devices like Glass isn't clear yet. However, there's obviously a lot of mileage for Google in obtaining users' lifestyle and interaction data though!

One other cool thing you can do with Glass is to help assess the usability, emotion and cognitive load of tasks and experiences. Hopefully Alex will put out another cool talk on cognitive design at I/O this year, and the way that technology and appropriate metrics can help to informatively drive UX improvements might be an interesting topic :D
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My 2013 Google I/O design talk is now up on YouTube.
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1.2. Object of the intended partnership: Project: «Virtual Roundtable around the 30 life lessons to take from Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and Chairman on his 30th birthday.”
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The show is now up on YouTube.  I'm also answering questions over on this post:
 
#AndroidDesign   #ADiA  

Android Design in Action: Notifications + Design Process with Alex Faaborg is now available on YouTube! Check out the full show below.

Additionally, our guest host +Alex Faaborg has agreed to answer a few questions so if you have a question relevant to this week's show, post it in the comments here.
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Working hard to get a great Google I/O session ready for everyone: Designing for Virtual Reality https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule#day2/6f718f8b-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7

The session will be live streamed 
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015. #io15
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I'm excited to be able to say that I'm working full time on VR interface design at Google! If you're going to SVVR tonight I'll see you there!

Also the Google VR team is hiring Interactive, Visual, and Motion designers: https://www.google.com/about/careers/search#t=sq&q=j&d=%2522Virtual%2520Reality%2522&li=10&j=%2522Virtual%2520Reality%2522
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Cool.. Tell Karl Krantz hello. Dolby is doing stuff with VR too!
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Cardboard and your phone make serious fun. We've got a fresh round of updates for Cardboard users, developers, and makers.
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Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables

Today we’re excited to extend Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. We’re already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year. If you’re a developer, check out developer.android.com/wear to download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon.

Check out our blog post to learn more: http://goo.gl/82RHsF
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Hello, so what's new???
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I'll be speaking at I/O again this year: Cognitive Science and Design, all new content for 2013.

If you missed last year's I/O session you can check it out here: Google I/O 2012 - Advanced Design for Engineers

and if you just can't get enough of my design talks, here's another:
Designing Firefox - Alex Faaborg
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I watched this the other day and wanted to let you know how interesting and insightful this one.

Thanks a lot.
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I'll be making a guest appearance on the Android Design in Action show tomorrow:
 
Join +Nick Butcher, +Adam Koch and +Roman Nurik as they discuss various elements of Android Design. This week, +Alex Faaborg from the Android UX team at Google stops by to talk about the when and the why of notifications and walks through a design process case study for Google Now.

NOTE: This week's episode is pre-recorded.
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