Extended Reality and Tech Comm

Extended reality (XR) blends interactive digital elements into a realistic environment. As technical communicators, we’re accustomed to looking forward and determining how new technologies affect our audience. So, how do tech comm and XR coexist, and what does tech comm mean within the context of XR?

Join us on Tuesday, October 29, to learn more about how XR provides value in technical communication, learning, and design. In this program, we will discuss XR today, emerging XR trends, and what tech comm in XR looks like. Our presenters will discuss tools technical communicators use to create content for XR and learn how to stay informed about the latest aspects of XR-related technology.

Please register for this program by Friday, October 25.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:30 pm: Networking
7:00 pm: Presentation


Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University
21415 Civic Center Dr., Suite 100
Building #18
Southfield, Michigan 48076


Students: free with ID
Members*: $10
Non-members: $20

* Honorary members for the evening: employees of LTU, non-affiliated STC members, and members of sister organizations (UXPA, CHI, and ASTD)

About our speakers

Jeremy Eckhous

Jeremy Eckhous, Director of Operations for Mirari, has worked primarily in the automotive industry, delivering communications strategies and emerging tech solutions for retail dealer training, manufacturing technology, and vehicle mobility environments. Mirari has enabled him to build on his history as an early tech adopter with the evolving revolution in factory automation. He is also an XR evangelist, developing educational programs for industrial manufacturers about the benefits of XR.

David Pollock

David Pollock, CEO for Mirari, has assisted intelligence agencies, brands, and enterprise clients to apply 3D, emerging and digital transformation technologies, products, and services to their businesses. From self-funded startups, through venture capital-funded and Fortune 500 companies, he has assisted automotive, aviation, defense, and consumer products industries to innovate and transform their businesses’ online, out-of-home, and experiential executions.

John Bracknell

John Bracknell, Director of 3D Labs at Mirari, is a 25-year 3D veteran specializing in design, prototype and build for physical, digital and synthetic environments. He has worked with General Motors, Harley Davidson and many of the Tier 1 suppliers, developing methodology and processes for optimizing 3D data reuse in sales, service marketing and quality assurance. In addition, John is a DFSS Black Belt providing all forms of design and engineering including process development, visual validation, training, and planning.


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