HackUX

City Sport, City University
The Franklin Building, 124 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DP
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Jul
14
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15
18:00
21:00
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This is an IDF Local Group meet-up

  • Attendance is free
  • You do not have to be a member of the IDF to attend

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Meet-up description

Hi UX designers in London!

We are collaborating with Mobile UX London and Orange to bring you a 2 day UX/VR Hackathon at City University.

50 people

10 teams

18 hours

3 challenges

To explore some of the key questions on designing for VR environments, allowing designers to craft these imagined scenes using some of the most cutting edge tools for VR design.

Come as a team or join a team for 18 hours of design thinking for VR, book here.

Cost - £20. Use the code - "IDF10" - to get a 50% discount.


13 IDF members (and some non-members) are attending:

Meet-up discussion

Hi all! Please use this discussion thread to discuss HackUX held on Jul 14, 2017. Feel free to ask questions about the place, date and time, agenda of the meeting, or anything else.

Hello everyone :) Im excited to be attending my first hackathon

Really looking forward to this too!

Hi, Can anyone let me know if I could just attend one day? as I am not in the city until 14th Jul till 1600hrs. I really dont want to miss this

Hi Emem, I am interested to join design hackathon but not sure what is the process to join. Do I come with team ? or I come individual and join some team. Please suggest.

First Hackathon, looking forward to it! :)

First hackathon as a participant (after having organised two!), very much looking foward to it!

Hi, this event says it is free to attend on the IDF site, but also that we get a 50% discount as IDF members. I would like to attend, but i'm not sure if i'm supposed to pay to secure my spot. The mobileUXLondon website looks like I need to pay. Can anyone clarify what I need to do?

Thanks in advance

A bit too far away from me, but sounds interesting!

Some feedback from someone who attended:

I absolutely loved the event. Great audience with a nice mix of people and backgrounds. I think Orange was a nice sponsor, that gave practically full creative freedom to participants and they were mostly eager to learn from us and our ideas. Catering was great, as well as the venue which had plenty of space and facilities.

We started prototyping with Halo which is a Sketch like tool in the cloud for VR/AR prototyping. Unfortunately, the tool wasn't really for primetime yet and we decided to abandon it early-on, although I think it has a promising future if they fix the UX ;) One of our team members was skilled in Unity 3D so we decided to use that for our prototype.

Our concept was OurSpace, a shared space in VR for two people in a long distance relationship. In this space, you could hang-out together, watch Netflix, play games or leave notes for when the other person was not around. When to people live apart, they lack this shared space since both live apart from each other in their 'MySpace'. The concept turned out great, and we won 'best use of tool'.

I will definitely participate again in future hackathons, although I think it would be even better if we would really hack for 24 hours (overnight) since the actually time that we could work on ideas was quite limited which was a pity since we had an amazing team!

If you want to explore an alternative to Halo: check out this event tonight: A-Frame Beginners Workshop - get started with WebVR. See you there?!

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Local Leaders of IDF London

UX Designer
London United Kingdom
UX / Insights Consultant
Brighton and Hove United Kingdom