mabs / science

the science/technology/usability/human factors tumblr of MABSMITH.COM

nprplays:

Virtual Reality’s Next Hurdle: Overcoming ‘Sim Sickness’ 

Facebook bet big on the technology earlier this year, purchasing the pioneering company Oculus VR in a $2 billion dollar deal. VR has taken center stage at events like South By Southwest and Comic-Con as marketers have turned out immersive experiences for everything from Game of Thrones to X-Men. Tucked into all that buzz is an uncomfortable fact about VR: Some people experience a kind of motion sickness, known as “sim sickness,” when they use head-mounted virtual reality displays like the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus prototype. And even virtual reality game makers aren’t immune at first.


Ahhh the dreaded Sim Sickness!!

nprplays:

Virtual Reality’s Next Hurdle: Overcoming ‘Sim Sickness’

Facebook bet big on the technology earlier this year, purchasing the pioneering company Oculus VR in a $2 billion dollar deal. VR has taken center stage at events like South By Southwest and Comic-Con as marketers have turned out immersive experiences for everything from Game of Thrones to X-Men.

Tucked into all that buzz is an uncomfortable fact about VR: Some people experience a kind of motion sickness, known as “sim sickness,” when they use head-mounted virtual reality displays like the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus prototype. And even virtual reality game makers aren’t immune at first.

Ahhh the dreaded Sim Sickness!!

nasdaq:

President Theodore Roosevelt reminds us of the importance of hard work! #WednesdayWisdom #WorkHard #inspiration #inspire #advice #wisdom #quotes #noexcuses

nasdaq:

President Theodore Roosevelt reminds us of the importance of hard work! #WednesdayWisdom #WorkHard #inspiration #inspire #advice #wisdom #quotes #noexcuses

fastcompany:

You can unplug the Internet and pull the shades—or you can phone a friend.
You’re reaching the frayed ends of over-caffeinated overtime and if your inbox pings one more time, you might throw your laptop at a wall. If you had the time to read a whole self-help book on being overwhelmed, well, you wouldn’t need it, would you?
A study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology looks at your options for bailing out of a burnout, before the meltdown starts.
Using a psychology model of coping mechanisms called selection, optimization, and compensation, the researchers tested each method with a sample of 294 employees and their supervisors. Only one of these strategies actually worked. But first, a review of their definitions:
Read More>

Good to know!

fastcompany:

You can unplug the Internet and pull the shades—or you can phone a friend.

You’re reaching the frayed ends of over-caffeinated overtime and if your inbox pings one more time, you might throw your laptop at a wall. If you had the time to read a whole self-help book on being overwhelmed, well, you wouldn’t need it, would you?

study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology looks at your options for bailing out of a burnout, before the meltdown starts.

Using a psychology model of coping mechanisms called selection, optimization, and compensation, the researchers tested each method with a sample of 294 employees and their supervisors. Only one of these strategies actually worked. But first, a review of their definitions:

Read More>

Good to know!

wired:

The concept is bizarre, combining a building material from the time of Julius Caesar with a Jetsons aesthetic, but the approach has already worked before.

This newly-revived technique could provide low-cost housing for refugees and displaced people, and generally provide architects with a cost-effective way to explore convex construction.

MORE.

So cool!