Virtual Reality Design

Challenge: Design a concept for a virtual reality video that will create empathy.

While I was growing up, my family and I spent a lot of time living in Tonga. Many of the experiences that I had there have changed my perspective on the world and shaped who am I today. The idea for my VR video is to recreate an experience that I had many times in Tonga, and that was especially influential in my life – eating Sunday dinner with friends. Sitting down in someone else’s home, sharing a meal with them, and observing their family customs and traditions creates empathy and love between all who are involved.

The following three storyboards depict the (1) exterior of a small home in Tonga, (2) a look at how meals are prepared and cooked, and (3) the interior of the home, with all the food prepared and ready to be eaten.