Definition: Telepresence videoconferencing emulates in-person meetings with life-size images of remote participants. Specially constructed telepresence rooms provide the lighting, sound, acoustics, furniture and ambiance of a face-to-face meeting experience. Average Cost for a Conference-ready room: $300,000
This was a challenging and fun feature assignment for Stephanie Brockway at ComputerWorld
magazine that was used for both a full page and cover. The assignment idea was to create two heads facing each other to illustrate the headline. One face is live and the other is half-embedded in a screen and virtual.
Sounds like a simple and straightforward assignment , yes?. Well, it was anything but simple for me. Every little design modification on the face or the hand seemed to tell a different story and I didn't want their teleconference to look like a lovers quarrel or the guy explaining how he crashed his company car. I sent my designs to Stephanie and she replied, "Great sketches, we love #4 and #6 and prefer #6 and please, include her ponytail". And it was that simple, thank you Stephanie and April!.