• Project Title: What is the Culture of Virtual Reality?

  • BASIS Advisor: Ashley Bulldis & Aaron Glanzer

  • Internship Location: Raft

  • Onsite Mentor: Bharaat Sharma

Virtual Reality is a place like any other with its own culture and customs. However, modern virtual experience designers all too often act as if the culture of virtual reality was just the same as any other, which leads them to make blind design decisions. My aim with this project is to, through virtual interviews with real virtual users and a rich understanding of user interactions, discover the composition of virtual culture. I will then compile what I have discovered into a narrative document that explains the culture of virtual reality through the stories and opinions of ten different virtual users from a variety of experiences and backgrounds.