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Blend Media Community Benefits

/ about 1 month ago

Blend Media makes it easy for businesses to turn their immersive projects into reality and helps immersive creators and developers in our community find paid work.

Being part of our community has other benefits. Whether you are new to immersive or an established creator, we are building partnerships that you can take advantage of. These include learning resources and reduced rates on devices and services. 

Find a full list of current offers and discounts here, and below a list of some upcoming events and courses not to be missed.

1. Hello and welcome to our newest partner, Sense of Space, a Helsinki-based company dedicated to making intuitive and accessible content creation and streaming tools for volumetric video-based holograms. The Sense XR PRO licenses already comes with a 14-day free trial, in addition, the Blend Media community can get 3 months with a 50% discount on the license - visit our community benefits page for the code.

2. A shout out to the developers in our community to register for Facebook’s F8 Refresh on June 2nd, register to secure your spot at F8 Refresh. You will learn about the latest products and innovations across Facebook technologies and how to build and grow together.

2. Build new skills and start learning how to create AR effects with the new and free online course from Spark AR Studio to help new creators learn Spark AR. Access video courses that will teach you step-by-step how to create and share your own AR effects for Facebook and Instagram; and get access to top AR creators inside Facebook, plus industry experts who will share the tips and tools they use to create a range of AR experiences. Find out more here.

3. 20% off all courses with our partners Circuit Stream. Circuit Stream offers a full platform of AR/VR training, learning, and software to help master immersive technology. The newest course, Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR has been made with Unity’s standards and launches on June 14th.

If you are a professional designer looking to grow your skills to design beyond the screen, download Circuit Stream’s Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR course syllabus here.

We are continuing to add to our list of partners, if you have any suggestions of tools or platforms that might be useful then please email us or complete our survey here.

Here’s a bit more about Circuit Stream and the course...

For the last five years, Circuit Stream has been on a mission to teach people the skills of the future by empowering them with the tools, resources, and knowledge to build XR applications.

More specifically, over the last year demand for talent in XR developers and designers has surged. In 2020, there has been a 1400% increase in AR/VR job growth, and a 601% demand growth for Unity.

To keep pace with this growth, Circuit Stream is announcing a brand new course built for designers: Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR.

Skills covered in this course

  • The processes of designing experience for AR/VR and how it differs from designing for web or mobile applications
  • The best practices and patterns of design applied to XR
  • The usability considerations when designing for immersive technologies
  • The processes, techniques and tools to design and create XR prototypes

How it is structured

  • Like Circuit Stream's flagship XR Development with Unity course, this course will run over 10 weeks and will include:
  • Weekly 1:1 mentorship support directly from instructors
  • 2 projects built around learning outcomes in addition to a portfolio project built during your 1:1s
  • Lifetime access to the community of more than 1000 developers and designers in the industry

Made with Unity

Working in partnership with Unity Technologies, this course is a pathway into the Unity Associate certificate and combines essential skills to design immersive experiences in Unity with credentials validated by the industry.

Who should take this course

This course is equally applicable to product designers as it is to developers, product managers, or generalists looking to apply best user experience and design practices when crafting immersive reality experiences.

How to Apply

The first cohort launches on June 14th. If you're interested to learn about the details, request a syllabus to check out the curriculum and course structure.