Immersive is…

I recently asked my students to define the word ‘immersive’; what I heard back was  ‘surrounded’, ‘engaged’,  ‘underwater’, ‘enveloping’…


Back in 2008 (September) I attended a conference called “5D immersive design ” put on by someone who had hired me years ago to help design a rave scene in a film. The premise of this conference is that many current design disciplines are in fact working in very parallel ways with almost identical goals. The goal; to create a sense of immersion in the end result, a way for the user/ audience to feel surrounded and engaged with whatever experience or environment is created.

At the conference artists, researchers, video game designers, architects, advertising executives all professed a desire to make their work more and more immersive.



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