FURI | Spring 2022

Simulating Scarcity in Virtual Reality

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In this research project, the researcher aims to assess the viability of virtual reality (VR) as a means of creating poverty simulations so as to allow later efforts to take advantage of the benefits the medium brings over traditional physical simulations. To this end, the researcher is constructing and testing a minimum viable product (MVP) poverty simulation and iterating on the design while noting the successes and failures along the way, using feedback from testers after the construction of the initial MVP is complete to further understand what is ideal.

Student researcher

Sameer Reza

Computer science

Hometown: Peoria, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2025