Over the course of 6 weeks, we designed a VR experience for hospice care. We aimed to use VR as a story-telling tool to ease the fear of “death” and bring people peace of mind in the last stage of their life.
To help us better understand the psychology of the patients, medical workers from the local hospital lectured us about their experiences with hospice care. And we had the chance to talk to the actual patients about their feelings and needs, and what kind of virtual experience they may want to have.
We decided to tell a story about memories. Life is not about its length but the uniqueness of each person's experience and story. Its imperfection is the beauty. Death is nothing more than the beginning of the next adventure.
Reparture - We want to inspire the courage and the confidence in people to "Depart once more".
On the final day, our team presented our design to the patients, their caregivers and school faculty. Through conducting and observing the testings, we learned about the strengths and weaknesses of our design.