Trends in Tech Comm That Support Augmented and Virtual Reality

Speakers

Katherine Brown-Hoekstra
STC Fellow Principal, Comgenesis, LLC

Start

December 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

End

December 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Trends in Tech Comm That Support Augmented and Virtual Reality

The future of technical communication is visual and interactive. This statement should not come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to the changing demographics of the workforce, the maturation of the technology that facilitates this, and to customer expectations.  Universities, such as Colorado State University, are building interdisciplinary design centers to explore best practices and to research the psychological and ethical implications of such interaction. Heavy Equipment manufacturers are already realizing the benefits of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) on training and maintenance services. Airline pilots have been training with flight simulators for years, and the improvements in technology will continue to improve the training experience. Companies in other industries are also exploring how AR/VR can work for them.

This webinar explores how trends in technical communication support the development of AR/VR, and how AR/VR might change the way we work and communicate in the coming decades. While only 5% of companies currently use AR/VR according to a recent survey by The Content Wrangler, many more are beginning to explore the possibilities. Tech Crunch, ABI Research, and Business Insider are predicting that by 2020 (just one year from now) the industry will grow to more than $100 billion dollars (Armfield et al.). We need to be ready when our companies start asking questions.

What can the audience expect to learn?

  • How tech com trends can support augmented reality.
  • Possible uses for augmented reality and some potential challenges.
  • Ideas for incorporating augmented reality into your content strategy.

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