Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Help us get UX right for the end user!

Hello Halographic Developer Forum!
Great to meet all of you.
I just wanted to test the waters out by putting out a message about an upcoming community event around Augmented Reality on March 22. The name of the event is Commercializing Augmented Reality: Startup Showcase & Executive Panel and it will be happening in Palo Alto, doors open at 5:30. You can email me at [email protected] if it sounds interesting. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/augmented-reality-for-the-enterprise-sap-startup-innovation-showcase-tickets-21322670682
There are so many conversations happening around this topic, and so much work to do! Here's what we are looking at the evening of the event:
Challenges in UX: it is yet another type of user interaction, and there are still many gaps to be filled and opportunities to be embraced. Designers need to ensure they are not bombarding users with unnecessary information for the sake of using trendy technology. Keep it simple! And we need your help!

Emily Breslin
SAP Startup Community Manager


  • james_ashleyjames_ashley ✭✭✭✭


    Consider also that you need a totally different kind of designer from the ones currently in the industry. The language you are using comes from web design, I think, but don't we actually need industrial designers for AR?

    James Ashley
    VS 2017 v5.3.3, Unity 2017.3.0f3, MRTK 2017.1.2, W10 17063
    Microsoft MVP, Freelance HoloLens/MR Developer

  • Hi, I'll be heading down to Austin for SXSW. I'm a UX designer and UX future design theorist by trade so this looks really cool. Love to meet up and discuss. I know sometimes Microsoft has a presence down at SXSW. I Was hoping some of the holo team might be there. I would love to get some face time and discuss more detailed specifics about the capabilities, limitations, and limitations we should impose.

  • I am in South Carolina so I won't make it but I have given many talks (including one at MIT) on this subject and am glad to hear it is a focus for your event. So many devs do not understand that the UI and UX choices they make are snowballs that can become avalanches.

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