Keynote: Stepping into working in the metaverse
As the metaverse gains increasing relevance in our lives, we are at the forefront of defining how it will shape our future. With the rise of remote work, distributed teams, and immersive collaboration outside the office, it’s essential to understand its potential impact on the future of work.
Our presentation will explore how people who are currently working mostly on 2D surfaces and why understanding the value of 3D is crucial for the future. We will discuss how to think about an architecture that can span across 2D and 3D, highlighting the considerations to make.
We will also examine 2D dimensionality mapping onto 3D and vice versa, and how these experiences are unique in the context of work. With an insight into the opportunities and challenges of this technological transformation and how we as product designers can prepare for it.
By being at the forefront of understanding what the metaverse means for us, we can position ourselves to thrive in the future of work. Join us to discover how we can pave the way for a successful integration of 3D technology into our work lives.
Meet Vivek Mayasandra
Vivek Mayasandra is a Product Design Lead at Meta in London. There, he’s working at the forefront of helping enterprise and small teams discover the value of the metaverse together in 2D and 3D. Previously, he worked on Meta’s B2B Workplace product, designing for enterprise use cases with large frontline employee bases.
For several years before moving to London, Vivek was in San Francisco at Uber Eats and Instacart, building experience shipping consumers products and defining strategies supporting multi-sided marketplace use cases. His work spanned growing Instacart’s membership platforms, helping delivery drivers make earnings decisions, and splitting your Uber Eats bill with colleagues and friends.
Vivek has a wide breadth of experience outside of tech as well, including working in aircraft supplier management at Boeing in Seattle, pursuing freelance business writing, illustration, and graphic design. Outside of work, he geeks out on a variety of detailed interests, including self-development and mindfulness, non-Latin typographic systems, commercial aviation, languages, and global history and politics. He’s a self styled perspective-seeker, and he does illustration and lettering work highlighting the intersection of people and culture.
He was born in India, grew up in Michigan in the US, and spent over 6 years in California, where he visits regularly for a shot of sunshine, family, and Mexican food. Currently, he’s based in London, where he’s yet to buy an umbrella.
About the host
UXservices is an international UX Design & Research company that provides consulting and trainings, organizes conferences and events, and publishes books and resources. UXservices also helps organizations to build Web3 and Metaverse editions of their businesses with frictionless user experiences.