FITC Toronto 2019
  • 2019-04-29 00:00:00 2019-05-01 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2019 Toronto FITC
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Virtual reality (VR) designers accept the ethical responsibilities of removing a user’s entire world and superseding it with a fabricated reality. These unique immersive design challenges are intensified when virtual experiences become public and socially-driven. As female VR designers in 2018, Michelle and Andrea see an opportunity to fold the language of consent into the design practice of virtual reality—as a means to design safe, accessible, virtual spaces.


Unpack methods for merging body sovereignty theory into VR design practice.

Target Audience

VR designers and multi-disciplinary designers looking to apply consent ideology to their UX.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Edward T Hall’s Zones of Interpersonal Space
  2. The ethical dangers and responsibilities of designing virtual embodiment
  3. Existing paradigms in consent acquisition
  4. How to use body sovereignty ideology as a VR design practice
  5. Specific VR design solutions that promote safety and inclusivity