Experiential Design & World Building in VRChat

Kent Bye

Voices of VR podcast host Kent Bye will share an experiential design and worldbuilding framework that has been developed through conversations with over a thousand VR developers over the past 7 years. He'll talk about the quality, context, character, and story of immersive experiences, and tips for cultivating a sense of active presence, mental & social presence, embodied presence, & emotional presence through the lenses of game design, human computer interaction, web design, cinematic storytelling, architecture & worldbuilding, theater, and the sensory design practices of XR. From the neuroscience of perception to immersive storytelling, this talk will help set a larger context for how VR Chat can serve as a platform for innovation & experimentation for what is possible with this immersive medium