About NextGen Interactions

NextGen Interactions provides consulting services and product development in the areas of virtual/augmented reality, interactive 3D graphics, and human-computer interaction.  If we do not have the expertise for your specific needs then we have a vast network of experts that we can connect you with.

Jason Jerald, PhD–Founder and President

Jason Jerald has been creating VR systems and applications for 20 years on over 60 VR projects with over 30 organizations. His work has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, in the New York Times, and on the cover of the MIT Press Journal Presence: Teleoperators and Telepresence. Jason has held various technical and leadership positions including building and leading a team of ~300 individuals, and speaks at conferences and other programs throughout the world. He has served on the ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Virtual Reality, and 3D User Interfaces Committees. Jason received a Bachelors in Science with an Emphasis in Computer Graphics and minors in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on virtual reality and visual-temporal perception.  Jason holds over 20 publications and patents in the areas of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and virtual/augmented reality, most recently “The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality.”

Experience

NextGen has experience working with numerous companies and institutions. These include

  • Oculus VR
  • Valve Software
  • Sixense Entertainment
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • Digital ArtForms
  • Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Naval Research Laboratories
  • Westinghouse
  • Geomedia
  • Kaiser
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • General Motors
  • HRL Laboratories
  • DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency)
  • TATRC (Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center)
  • NIH (National Institute of Health)
  • University of Maryland Medical School
  • Wichita State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Washington State University
  • ACM SIGGRAPH
  • IEEE Virtual Reality
  • IEEE 3D User Interfaces