A while ago I asked my parents what I wanted to become when I was a kid. They couldn’t really think of anything, which matched my own memories. Apparently I never had any specific profession I dreamed of. No obsession with becoming a pro soccer player, movie star or pilot (probably saving me a lot of disappointments). Together we remembered that I did have a fascination for the large office buildings we passed during car or train rides. What happened behind the windows of all those giant anonymous towers; what were people doing there?
Fast forward 25 years and we arrive at my current activities. At the Virtual Reality Learning Lab we specialize in how Virtual & Augmented Reality offer new possibilities for learning and solving problems. This trend towards spatial computing offers radical new forms of interacting with computers, which opens opportunities and challenges for almost every part of society.
Because of this we get to help people from all kinds of organizations. Libraries, publishers, government agencies, software developers, design agencies, training organizations, hospitals and consultancy firms. And -as our focus lies in teaching and training- of course we have a lot of schools as our clients. From primary schools, to vocational education and research universities. With teachers who prepare students for a variety of roles in society: surgeons, stewards, electricians, nurses, teachers (very meta), chemists, journalists, historians, marketeers, factory workers and artists.
That’s why I love my job! Every day I can extend the fascination I had as a child. With ever project I get to have an insight into a different organization, see what happens in these mysterious office buildings and understand the workings of our society just a little better.
Want to learn more about VR & AR? Perhaps the VR Learning HUB is something for you!