Objective: Learn the human-computer interaction aspects of the VR application design process including hardware and software considerations, and research future uses of VR technology.
Problem: Research has shown that relaxation and mental health improves when exposed to elements of nature (Shanahan et al, 2016). However there are many reasons why people do not have the opportunity to visit nature on a regular basis and reap the benefits.
Cloud Draw is a VR interactive experience featuring computer generated nature scenes, nature sounds, and an ability to trace clouds within the nature scene. The drawings that occur are temporary but serve as a connection between you as the creator of the drawing, and to the natural landscape.
Date: 2018 • Iowa State University
Tools: Unity 3D, xCode 10, Google Cardboard (v. 2 with button), iPhone X, Google VR, Google Drive