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TEDx Venice Beach "Wild Thoughts"

TEDx Venice Beach "Wild Thoughts"

We were thrilled to be invited to the weekend's TEDx Venice Beach "Wild Thoughts" event and surrounded by many innovators from all areas of life. TEDx said it best "Venice Beach has always been wild-- artists, designers, innovators, freaks, and dreamers. Ambitious visions, radical experiments, and innovative designs -- were all hatched here." Peep some sights and sounds from the build up to the weekend's superb TEDx Venice Beach event.

Game Design 101 - Design a funner slide

Game Design 101 - Design a funner slide

Hirokazu Yasuhara is a Japanese video game designer. He is best known for designing the gameplay and stages of the initial Sonic the Hedgehog video games for Sega Genesis in the 1990s, based on technical demos and engines programmed by Yuji Naka. "There are so many fun games nowadays. And it is getting easier to make games by using various engines and tools. But it is hard to make them “fun” without game design, like as people can’t build high risen building without architecture. I think each game designer has his or her own theory of design. So I would like to talk a part of my game design theory which is - How to make a game fun."  - Hirokazu Yasuhara

Great Time Speaking at Silicon Beach Fest

Great Time Speaking at Silicon Beach Fest

Great web design is no longer a differentiator but a necessity. Novoa was invited to this panel of world-class design agency founders and addressed how to find great web designers and, more importantly, how a client can avoid pitfalls while engaging designers to get the best results possible. This was a great opportunity for us to share our industry experience and confront the real-world applicable items that businesses face. We appreciate the questions and feedback we received from the Silicon Beach Fest audience. We're looking forward to the next event and to meeting colleagues who share the same passion within the tech industry. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this topic and we’ll tell you how we can assist your business with a plan for success.

Design Humor 101

Design Humor 101

It's never too early in the week for a little design humor. After decades in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator designing for print, web, video, and mobile, we had a great laugh at these. Here's a few of our favorites from the 75 Funniest Design Jokes Only Designers Relate To. Which is your favorite?

See all 75 here

12% of Americans Plan to Buy VR Within 6 Months

12% of Americans Plan to Buy VR Within 6 Months

VR is a new and exciting frontier and a recent study by RoadToVR shows that North America and Europe will be leading the field in the consumer market. This is exciting news as Novoa Media is working on a special VR project and the data reassures us we'll have a great audience to share the experience with.

There's different types of VR such as Immersive, Augmented, Video Mapping etc. and its interesting to see the battle of the platforms heat up as new cameras and tools to create VR content continue to emerge. This overview gives you an idea of the options you have in choosing a platform that fits your hardware budget. 

If you want to get an explanation of VR, AR and platforms that exist here's a good overview by Marques Browniee. 

When it comes to creating VR content there's a lot of do's, don'ts and challenges that arise but don't fear because there's also a lot of great advice in this area from early VR content creators. If you have any questions in regards to creating VR content or would like to get started on a project let us know. 

SlideShare: Novoa Media at IRCE - How To Find Amazing Website Designers And Manage Them To Get What You Want

SlideShare: Novoa Media at IRCE - How To Find Amazing Website Designers And Manage Them To Get What You Want

Incase you missed it, we added our IRCE panel discussion slides on important business strategies to manage the creation of your company's website to SlideShare. IRCE is North America's largest internet retailer conference. It was a great event and we look forward to speaking there again. If you have any questions on successfully building your company's website let us know. You can view the SlideShare presentation here.

Celebrating 10 Years of Business

Celebrating 10 Years of Business

Hope your 2016 is going great thus far! We are excited about this year as Novoa Media is celebrating our 10th year of business. It has been a great experience working with great people. Join our newsletters to keep up to date in the world of design, development and mobile. And have an amazing 2016!