In the Immersive Experiences Lab at HP, our mission is to understand people and their practices in order to craft the best experiences with future technologies. In support of this mission, we merge technical expertise with an HCI-focused research approach and develop concepts and prototypes that could lead to future HP products. We also do foundational research that advances broader knowledge about the state of the art in mixed reality, 3D printing, and other topics. This talk will present a selection of our recent projects in the context of how Labs helps drive innovation at HP and beyond.
Alex Thayer, PhD is the Chief Experience Architect for the Immersive Experiences Lab, one of the four Labs at HP Inc. Thayer has a PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington plus degrees in Technical Communication and Art History. For the Immersive Experiences Lab, Alex guides research efforts around the future of mixed reality, 3D and 4D printing, and other topic areas at the intersection of people, practice, experience, and technology. Alex has over 20 years of professional experience in the tech industry at companies including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Intel, and VMware.