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NexUX teaser: Josef Spjut by Sha Liao

We preview our meetup with Josef Spjut, research scientist at NVIDIA. At his September 7th meetup, Josef will present a few early prototype applications designed to reduce distraction, including AR for wayfinding, augmented online shopping, and annotation. In this teaser, Josef talks about his early training in architecture and computer graphics, and his work on realizing real-time ray tracing. Josef is on Twitter at @josefspjut.

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NexUX people: Derek Ham by Sha Liao

Dr. Derek Ham is an assistant professor in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. His VR project "I Am A Man" won an Oculus Launch Pad award. In this podcast, he discusses how virtual reality and augmented reality technology can expand the possibilities of interaction design.

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NexUX people: Kenya Oduor by Benjamin Watson

Dr. Kenya Oduor is the founder of the consulting firm Lean Geeks and an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State. She is a user-centered solution architect and people leader with past experience at LexisNexis and IBM. In this podcast, she discusses trust in technology, as well as the importance of user experience.  She also explains the value and challenges of multi-disciplinary teams.  Kenya is on Twitter at @koduor.

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NexUX meetup podcast: Jay Dawkins by Benjamin Watson

In this bootlegged recording of our December 8thmeetup, Jay Dawkins, the CEO of PublicInput.comand CityZen, spoke about how technology is shaping participatory democracy. Jay Dawkins is a transportation engineer turned civic tech entrepreneur. PublicInput.com helps residents participate in shaping their cities, where things are still getting done. CityZen helps public agencies use social media and news websites to engage more residents online. Jay is on Twitter at @dawkinsjay.

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NexUX meetup podcast: Steven King by Benjamin Watson

In this bootleg recording of our our November 17th meetup with Steven King, we learned about emerging technologies for storytelling. Steven is an assistant professor of Interactive and Multimedia at UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, and a former editor of innovations at The Washington Post. He combines technology, human-centered design, and storytelling to create new ways to present information through virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive data-driven graphics. Steven is on Twitter at @steven_king.

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