Designing a VR Lobby for Remote Opera Social Experiences

Sueyoon Lee, Alina Striner, Pablo Cesar

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Abstract

Several social VR platforms support virtual entertainment events, however their value for post-show activities remains unclear. Through a user-centered approach, we design a social VR lobby experience to enrich four motivations of theatre-goers: social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual engagement. We ran a context-mapping focus group session with professionals (N=6) to conceptualize the social VR space for digital opera experiences. Based on our findings, we propose a social VR lobby consisting of four rooms: 1) a Bar for social engagement, 2) an Info Booth for intellectual engagement, 3) a Photo Zone for emotional engagement, and 4) an Interactive Stage for spiritual engagement. Based on this work, we plan to experimentally evaluate audience experiences in each room in order to create a social VR lobby template for theater experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMX 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages293-298
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9212-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, IMX 2022 - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 22 Jun 202224 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameIMX 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences

Conference

Conference2022 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, IMX 2022
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period22/06/2224/06/22

Keywords

  • Opera
  • post-experience
  • social VR
  • virtual reality

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