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Daniel Chaim Robbins

HTC Americas
Principal UI Designer AR/VR
My name is Daniel C. Robbins and I'm the Principal UX Designer at HTC Vive Creative Labs in Seattle. I've been guiding the UI integrations between HTC's core apps and the social VR capabilities of VRChat while trying to craft a set of positive interventions that are meant to curb toxic behavior in social VR. Most recently I've also been leading a UX team focused on future AR efforts that encompass both near-term pass-through hybrid AR and future glasses-based AR. This includes technology evaluation, prototype creation, scenario identification, and storytelling as a means of communicating with our CEO. Prior to HTC, I was a founding member of Seattle mobile VR startup Visual Vocal, was the first Strategy Director at award winning design agency Artefact, and capped a long tenure at Microsoft Research by helping bring the  Microsoft Envisioning Center to life. My holistic designs are informed by universal human needs, societal trends, and a desire to bring more irreverence, joy, magic, and beauty into the world. I have a very large collection of sculpture supplies in my cold basement that I sometimes share with my kids and till very recently, I was the proud owner of two broken down artcars.
Monday, October 8

7:00pm PDT