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Augmenting Learning of Design Teamwork Using Immersive Virtual Reality

Sonalkar, N., Mabogunje, A., Miller, M.R., Bailenson, J.N., & Leifer, L. (in press) Augmenting Learning of Design Teamwork Using Immersive Virtual Reality. In: Meinel C., Leifer L. (eds) Design Thinking Research. Understanding Innovation. Springer, Cham, pp 67-76, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28960-7_5
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Tricking Your Brain in Virtual Reality, Tested

We experience a VHIL demo that alters our sense of body (proprioception). We learn how easy it brain can adapt to controlling virtual limbs, and the power of visual information to override our own movements in the real world.
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Empathy at Scale

The following project seeks to design, test, and distribute virtual reality interventions that teach empathy. Virtual reality simulations allow learners to experience the life of someone else by “walking a mile” in his or her shoes. Through the capabilities of the technology, learners can see their appearance and behaviors reflected in a virtual mirror as someone who is different, and perceptually experience a scenario from the perspective of any party in a social interaction.
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