XRDC 2018 Session Scheduler

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XRDC's 2018 Innovative AR/VR Showcase

Shimon Alkon (Freelance Narrative Director, Narrative Designer Performance Director and Writer, TinkerVR)

Kimberly Hieftje (Director, play4REAL Lab, Yale)

Location: California West, Second Floor, Tower Building

Date: Monday, October 29

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Pass Type: XRDC Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: Innovation

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

In this special session, XRDC has selected the co-creators of two standout AR/VR/XR titles to present case studies of their intriguing and innovative work. First, Tinker VR's Shimon Alkon will discuss bringing to life an experience of what it might be like to gradually lose a loved one to Alzheimer's. The experience integrates animation with live performance in VR in way that allows the participant to interact, influence, and affect the narrative that unfolds. Then, Kimberly Hieftje from Yale's play4REAL lab will discuss 'smokeSCREEN VR', a VR intervention focused on e-cigarette prevention in teens. Created with input from teens, the game uses voice recognition software to allow the player to practice refusal skills in real-time.


All attendees interested in innovative use of AR, VR, or XR should consider attending this session. The speakers will present their case studies with extensive use of visuals and explain the thought processes behind their particular titles.

Intended Audience

No particular prerequisites are required for this session. Novices to experts are welcome, since the case studies will be understandable to those of various AR, VR & XR knowledge levels.