Em Ivers

Designer, Strategist, Innovator

Em Ivers is a multidisciplinary creator who’s helped make everything from interactive soccer balls to mixed reality glasses. Over the past 12 years, she’s worked to bring meaning to emerging technologies at companies like Intel, Nike, and Adidas. The core of her creative philosophy is a passion for learning and a commitment to intellectual honesty and user advocacy.

User Experience in XR: From Screen to Space

Friday October 25 | 8:30 am | 3.5 hours | McMenamins, Father Luke's Room

Extended reality—virtual, augmented, and mixed—has created opportunities to build powerful experiences that affect audiences in ways no other medium can, blurring the barriers between digital and physical. In order for these new worlds to be ones we actually want to visit we need thoughtful creatives to help imagine and define what meaningful, user-centered immersive experiences can look like.

For those who’ve been primarily designing for screens, going from X and Y to Z isn’t always easy. The tools and approaches we use everyday influence our design output and can limit our creative potential as we begin designing for real and virtual spaces. In this workshop we’ll walk small teams through several hands-on methods that will help you push through boundaries to create amazing spatial experiences.

This event is intended for a design audience and will focus primarily on spatial design for immersive (AR/MR/VR) applications.

NOTE: This workshop is 3.5 hours.

More about the speaker

Em Ivers is a designer and strategist creating meaningful experiences in emerging tech. She says, “I’ve always loved learning and creating. I followed a path that’s let me do those things in tandem, imagining possible futures and the more equitable, inspiring worlds we can create together.”

Over the past 12 years, Em has worked to bring meaning to emerging technologies at companies like Intel, Nike, and Adidas as an interaction designer specializing in spatial computing and as a design lead guiding product and UX strategy. The core of her creative philosophy is a passion for learning and a commitment to intellectual honesty and user advocacy. She’s currently a consultant focused on design strategy for new technologies.

Learn more at emivers.com.