[Edit: Since posting this announcement, Di has changed roles and is now New Technologies Design Advocate at Google. See her updated bio for details.]

We all know that AR/VR is bigger than Snapchats and Pikachu. But what are its most promising applications? How can we as UX professionals apply these technologies to benefit the people we all care about... our end users?

Di Dang is ready to get real on the topic of the unreal. Don’t worry, we’ll set up some good Pokemon lures.

As an optimistic realist, Di leads the Emerging Tech group at digital agency POP. She advises clients from a variety of industries on how emerging tech can benefit their end users. Di enjoys leading UX through the full product development cycle for solutions that may include, but aren’t limited to, VR/AR, web/mobile, conversational UI, and machine learning.

Di leads VR/AR design workshops and teaches at the School of Visual Concepts. Her recent speaking appearances include Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Interactive Conference, and ConveyUX. With a degree in Philosophy and Religion, Di is an alumna of Stanford University and spends a lot of time thinking about ethically designing emerging technology.

Stay tuned for details of Di’s talk, and connect with her on Twitter, where she tweets about all this and more as @dqpdang.