MN VR and HCI May 2015: Victory Motorcycles VR experience – Marc Jensen

Posted by IGDA Twin Cities on May 22, 2015

IGDA Twin Cities Chapter
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Minneapolis, MN NOTE: Same space, new host.  Thanks to Software for Good for hosting us!
Eventbrite - MN VR and HCI May 2015: Victory Motorcycles VR experience - Marc Jensen

Victory Motorcycles VR experience: Marc Jensen – space150

space150 recently partnered with Victory Motorcycles (Polaris Industries) to create a first-of-its-kind virtual reality ride that transported Chicago International Motorcycle Show attendees to Sturgis—through the Badlands and Needles of South Dakota.

This talk will be a deep dive covering all aspects of the project including:

  • Early VR R&D work at spaceLab
  • Guided vs direct user controls
  • Tricks for representing the Virtual Self
  • Passive and active haptics
  • Experience design for first-time VR users
  • VR exhibiting tips for tradeshows

SVVR Highlights: Zach Wendt


The Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo was 5/18. Informal photos and highlights of the best talks and demos at the show.


Software for Good is on the 3rd floor above The Bulldog NE. Go through the glass door and up 3 flights of stairs. Please plan for traffic and parking so you can arrive before the door locks at 7.  There is street parking all around the building. The nearest ramp is a block away by Ginger Hop.



6:30 Social and setup
7:00 Zach Wendt
7:15 Mark Jensen
8:30 Typical wrap up

After, we’ll head to one of the many great bars within a block.

About MN VR and HCI:
MN VR and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) welcomes developers and tinkerers working with all variety of VR,  HCI, hardware hacking, creative coding and interactive art   Members are working projects with light field displays, mocap, tiny computers, servos and sensors, interactive statues and a variety of VR, motion and computer vision games.
If you’ve only been to our parent group IGDATC meetings, MN VR and HCI is a different format: We aim for smaller group discussions and lots of specific details.


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