Leap Motion Opens New Design Studio
Virtual and augmented reality company Leap Motion cut the ribbon on a new design research studio in London yesterday. It's helmed by VR/AR filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda, who assumes the role of vice president of design and global creative director. Through the new studio, Leap Motion hopes to set a new standard for interaction design and define the "core user experience" for the next generation of mobile and all-in-one headsets.
"Virtual and augmented reality are at a critical point in their evolution," said Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald in a blog post. "With the rapid adoption of VR/AR over the next few years within industries, and integration into how we live, work, and play – it is essential that we lay the groundwork for a magical user experience through a unified design philosophy."
"We can’t predict what everyday life will look like in the future. What we do know is that technology will completely transform the world," said Matsuda. "It is our responsibility to find a path through the dangers and challenges ahead, and construct a positive and inclusive vision of a world that we want to live in. I want to bring my experience in design and world-building to bring about this change."