I have designed an experiment that aims at helping individuals to better think about other people’s feeling and thoughts using interactive 360 videos. In fact, I want to help audience thinks about answering the question “Who is right?” during her exploration of my project. The user will acquire different perceptions about one specific situation which I designed in my story and she can find out how hard it is to put herself/himself in someone elseâ€™s shoes? and answering the main question.
The project is an interactive 360/VR art piece. My objective in this project is to design an experiment that aims at helping individuals to think more about other peopleâ€™s feeling and thoughts. Not only does it help people experience other peopleâ€™s thoughts, but also also it gets them to think about the reasons which make people’s perceptions different. The thesis takes a multidisciplinary approach to contribute to the research on human mind by combining concepts from psychology, communication, and interactive storytelling. From psychology, the top-down and bottom-up approaches are being used for getting the project message across. These two strategies of information processing and knowledge ordering, widely used in various scientific and humanistic research, are utilized in this project. My main question is â€Who is right?â€. The user will acquire different perceptions about one specific situation which I designed in my story, which is about peopleâ€™s romantic relationships. I shot some videos based on my story and the user will put on the headset and will see two scene in two versions. So she will watch part of four videos due to her interactions.