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Dialed-Down Design: Insights from Developing VR for People with Autism


VR is being used in therapy, education, and business, among other fields. A team at the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs identified points of intervention to address with VR, yielding not only immersive tools, but also principles of Dialed Down Design. Four major insights arise: intensity matters, guiding attention is tricky, thresholds vary, and balance realism with abstraction. With the surge in accessibility because of consumer devices and WebVR, VR can reach a a wider range of people. Dialed Down Design is only one example of how considering atypical needs can foster better experiences for everyone.

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  • Lori Landay
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