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Session Name: Risk Assessment in XR Design: Stolen from the Space Program
Speaker(s): Jim Toepel
Company Name(s): Independent
Track / Format: Innovation
Overview: Jim Toepel, former Rocket Scientist and current Game Designer will show you how the failure-mitigation techniques of the aerospace industry can be applied to individual AR products and the industry as a whole. This session will introduce the concept of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in the context of Manned Spaceflight. From those learnings, Jim will apply them to the broad challenges facing AR platforms and products as well as provide examples on how FMEA guided the design process of 'Mindshow' and his other early AR design efforts with Kinect.

XRDC 2018

Jim Toepel


free content


Virtual / Augmented Reality