The future of media consumption in the Metaverse
With lighter headsets on the horizon, the number of ways in which users might consume media in the future are endless! So for our latest contest, we asked ShapesXR users to come up with innovative prototypes for mixed reality applications that suggest new and exciting ways in which people might consume media in the metaverse.
We asked designers to consider how media consumption, in a mixed reality environment, would adapt to real world spaces, integrate social interaction, and enhance the overall experience for users.
On December 16th, five finalists presented their prototypes, LIVE from ShapesXR, to a panel of industry professionals from Netflix, Meta, and Google.
Audience members tuned in from around the world via YouTube live to watch each finalist take to the virtual stage to present their ShapesXR design for a mixed reality application that innovated a new and creative way for users to consume media in the future.
Each finalist had five minutes to present their project, and our three winners were announced at the conclusion of the event.
Diego is an AR & VR developer graduate student, electrical engineer, and an avionics technician.
Diego designed an application that suggested ways in which airline passengers could consume media during flight. Mixed reality tabletop games that you could play with other passengers, real-time map overlays that one could view while looking out the window, and 360 flight cameras accessible via users' headsets were just a few of Diego's exciting ideas.
Imtissal is an immersive designer and came up with an innovative way of incorporating mixed reality into the analog experience of reading a magazine. For her design she showed how an MR application could be used to dramatically enhance the experience of reading National Geographic. Imtissal incorporated sidebar overlays, audio cues, and even an interactive 3D model of the solar system into her design.
Michael is a senior XR designer and prototyper. Michael prototyped a social media, mixed reality application called Portals. Portals would allow users to interact with short form media content in highly immersive ways. Not only could users watch portal content in AR, they could create volumetric immersive content directly from their phones.
Jose is a solutions strategist and XR lead accedo.tv. José designed an interactive, social application that allows users to watch media in real time with friends, view volumetric content, and interact with AI avatars based on characters from the movies they are watching.
Andrew is a content creator, XR developer, digital strategist, and world builder at CineConcerts. Andrew's highly immersive design would transport audiences into virtual concert halls, where they’d be fully immersed in live orchestra performances of scores from popular movies, all while watching the films unfold on giant virtual screens.