Peter Hayes

Design Intern


 1. Background in CIT
3rd Year Creative Digital Media Student, worked various freelance jobs in video production and photography prior to going into the degree.

2. Your main interests in MR
My main interest in MR technology would be how we can integrate it into daily life, how we can enhance current technology and devices, or future IoT devices, with AR/MR.

3. Where you see the future of MR
The future of MR is full integration; everything from your phone to your fridge to the factory it came in will have some level of digital interface on top of it, whether it’s more like “The Matrix” or the game series “Watch Dogs”, we’ll just have to wait and see.

4. The benefits of having such a lab
The primary benefit of a lab like the Nimbus MR lab is rapid prototyping. We can take sketches and drawings from a UX or Design Workshop or session, and translate that into a 3D visual. We can then make that a working 3D model, build a working 3D system around it to fit the intent of the designer’s solution, and do very early and very fast testing and prototyping, all in the virtual world. And all of it can be viewed either through traditional screens or in an immersive VR environment.

5. What you enjoy about Nimbus
The fact that it has such a wide skill base thanks to its staff. Everyone comes from different backgrounds, be it technical, design, management, engineering, communications, and everyone can contribute to projects in ways that best utilize their skill set, while exposing them to new areas of research.