ResearchVR Podcast - The Science of Virtual Reality

059 - Why Women DON'T like Social VR w/ Jessica Outlaw

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Behavioral Scientist Jessica Outlaw is an outspoken Social Scientist in the field of VR User Experience Design. She recently published an Inductive Qualitative study with Beth Duckles, PhD about the experiences of "Millennial, tech-savvy women" in Social VR applications (Altspace, High Fidelity, Facebook Spaces, etc).

In this episode, we talk embodied cognition, implicit biases, gender differences in social behavior and navigation in an unfamiliar environment, as well as the questions the paper raises up about inclusivity and approachability in design.

Recorded: Jan 30, 2018

13:00 - Implicit Bias reduction in VR

13:35 - The Proteus Effect

14:30 - Stanford Prison Experiment

18:00 - MAIN PAPER: Why Women Don't Like Social Virtual Reality

21:30 - NormalVR Open-Source Keyboard: Cutie Keys

23:00 - VRChat

23:13 - VRChat meme: Show me da wey

24:30 - High Fidelity

28:00 - Collective Effervescence

51:25 - Harassment in QuiVr

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Guest: Jessica Outlaw

Host: Az Balabanian

Cohost: Petr Legkov



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We are three Cognitive Scientists discussing Virtual Reality and Cognitive Research, Industry News, and Design Implications! We actively research different aspects of the field, and are involved in various companies related to the topic of VR. With this podcast, we hope to use our commentary to bridge the gap between news and established science. We break down complex topics, discuss the current trends and their economical impacts, and broadcast our views on VR. Tune in and enjoy!

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