(The ability to be anonymous in virtual worlds creates a dangerous environment for…)
fear of the unknown, lack of empathy in an anonymous, free, online, & embodied environment.
A physical anonymous chatroom that encourages strangers to open up and listen to each other one-on-one
Although virtual reality allows users to explore their own identities to the fullest, it poses
Master's Thesis, Spring 2019 (10 weeks)
Goal: intimate but respectful experience. —designing for safety online.
Verbal exchange (difficult questions)
Physical exchange (letter form)
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Step by step explanation
Affective empathy is an effective way for strangers to gain each other’s trust (+diagram?)
When both are being vulnerable, they open up more.
Both agrees to the rules of the game —> high trust.
Mediator helps guarantee the safe interaction
Branding (logo, colours, variations)
Set design illustration