Microsoft Hololens, The Whole New World of Interaction

For those who haven’t heard about Hololens, it is the mixed reality which is considered as an augmented reality or virtual reality. In mixed reality, people, places, and objects from your physical and virtual worlds merge in a blended environment that becomes your canvas. You can view more information at Microsoft Hololens site.

In this article, I just wanted to share my experience of Hololens when I visited Microsoft office in downtown Vancouver. Thinking back then, I watched many Holywood movies about the future with touching screen, spaceship, high-tech equipment, and 3D things. When I got the chance to test the Hololens, I thought what I saw in the movie were happening in real life. Through the Hololens, I saw icons and applications as I was using mine laptop. I just used my finger and tap to open it. The most exciting things were all objects in 3D. Honestly, It was an incredible experience that I have ever had in my life.

Below is a short video I captured Charla Pereira, senior interaction designer at Microsoft, and Julia were setting up the Hololens.