START DATE16/01/2019 - 06:00
END DATE16/01/2019 - 09:00
Why – other than for fun – should you walk around in a virtual environment and encounter virtual humans if you can walk around in real environments and meet real people? One reason could be because you are a participant in research on social interactions. When studying social interactions, one of the big challenges is that your behavior is always influenced by the social interaction partner’s behavior, unless the social interaction partner is an avatar who behaves in the same way with everybody. Another reason for interacting with a virtual human is training of interpersonal skills. Virtual reality provides a “safe” environment in which you can experiment and improve on how you behave in a social situation (e.g., public speaking, job interview, etc.).
Date: January 16, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: swissnex India #26, Rest House Crescent Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001
Marianne Schmid Mast presents the advantages and the limitations of using virtual reality for the study of social interactions and for training of interpersonal skills. Hear from her on Learning from avatars: Researching social interactions and training interpersonal skills in virtual reality.
Be part of this exclusive session, and enjoy the VR experience to explore how immersive virtual reality can be used for the simulation of social interactions.