Personage VR : a virtual reality story-telling tool to raise awareness about ageism

Carrino, Francesco (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Moullet, Valentin (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Maggiori, Christian (Haute école de travail social HETS Fribourg, HES-SO)

The PersonAge VR project has the two-folded goal of using Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive storytelling to divulge the research and knowledge in the field of ageism and, in the process, to raise awareness about ageism in the population. The system we conceived and developed allows experiencing ageism under three different points of view: the victim, the perpetrator, and the witness. We performed preliminary usability tests (formative usability) with 8 participants from the point of view of the victim. The system was found to be easy to use and the participants provided feedback about the emotions felt when playing the role of an elderly person. The participants felt strong anger and surprise. These feelings could be associated with a situation of discrimination.


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Conference Type:
published full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
Travail social
School:
HEIA-FR
HETS-FR
Institute:
Département de Recherche appliquée et développement de la HETS-FR
HumanTech - Technology for Human Wellbeing Institute
Publisher:
Lausanne, Switzerland, 23-25 April 2020
Date:
2020-04
Lausanne, Switzerland
23-25 April 2020
Pagination:
7 p.
Published in:
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ; Proceedings of IHIET 2020 : 2nd International Conference on Human Interaction & Emerging Technologies: Future Applications, 23-25 April 2020, Lausanne, Switzerland
Numeration (vol. no.):
pp. 295-301
Series Statement:
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC), 1152
DOI:
ISSN:
2194-5357
ISBN:
978-3-030-44266-8
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