Research & Info
Inspired by Black Lives Matter, ViacomCBS wanted to deepen awareness and understanding of others’ experiences that may be different than one’s own, and demonstrate how to be an ally.
Experiential learning is best, but traditional eLearning isn't experiential.
In-person experiences are not feasible
VR headsets cannot be shared
Simulation technology that can be delivered remotely to those working from home, using existing technology. Makes use of embodiment techniques and interactive features.
Web-based VR Simulations blended with Facilitator-led Zoom Workshops. Launched as part of ViacomCBS's Inclusion week.
Press on Case Study - Domain rolls out VR training: ‘role plays won’t ever cut it again’
How our technology is being used for Diversity and Inclusion Training
The Reality of Inclusion (MWAH Partnership)
What is Virtual Reality?
The connection between virtual reality and the problems in Diversity and Inclusion
Power of VR for Empathy
BBC video - research of the power of embodiment in VR (race, domestic violence/gender, intelligence, etc):
How experiencing discrimination in VR can make you less biased | Jeremy Bailenson:
Future of Software
Where is 3D human technology going (next form of human-computer interaction):
Siren (real time CG human) at GDC (unreal engine):
Future of Hardware
The near term future of this technology, is VR with 6 Degrees of Freedom (and no computer tethered):
5 years ago Stanford used to pay $90,000 for their VR kit, today they pay around $400. And it is better quality. The tech is on an exponential curve.
Common mistakes and assumptions about VR
What is mistaken as Virtual Reality