In Ryan Wilkerson’s own words:
Virtual Reality (and its AR/MR cousins) are poised to not only revolutionize content platforms but also expand the opportunities for storytellers in ways that we can hardly yet fathom. The popular adoption of this nascent medium poses an exciting set of challenges to the UX designer not least of which is how we develop compelling, natural experiences and interfaces that make use of dimensional space while acknowledging foundational UX principles. Along the way, we develop new processes, languages, and principles to expand this platform. The HBO Experience Design team has spent the better part of two years exploring the ups and downs, backs and forths of this world, fighting back the occasional motion sickness in an effort to thoughtfully embrace VR. This presentation offers a peek inside these explorations, with a focus on the toolsets and philosophies that guide the UX Design and development of HBO GO and HBO NOW on both traditional and virtual platforms.


Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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