FITC Toronto 2017

2017-04-23 00:00:00 2017-04-26 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2017 FITC Toronto 2017 is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


Over the last 100 years we’ve moved from radio, to tv, to phones, and now to spatial computing. Technology moves so fast that in order to design for it, you need to take a trip to the future. But how do you convincingly do that and still manage to bring a souvenir back, when all you’ve got is a dumb cardboard box?

When you need to know where you’re going, but the cost of planning often exceeds the cost of actually trying, you build a prototype. In this session, Basheer will walk through his methods and madness for feeling his way through the dark in order to use scraps as fuel for the future.


Explore ways of abusing low tech methods to prototype the future and find your voice.

Target Audience

Technologists, designers, VR enthusiasts, and anyone creative looking for inspiration.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Familiarity with VR and some rapid prototyping processes helpful but not critical.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. How to decide what to break and what to make
  2. How to kitbash like your favorite nerd & car junkie
  3. How to quickly prototype physical interactions
  4. How ignoring your title can set you free
  5. The importance of developing a strong voice