The New Normal Of XR
Amidst the immersive tech industry’s obsession to create the next best killer app in VR and AR, we also see it dismissing the bigger picture that Extended Reality is a human journey and it brings along with it human-centered challenges.
The human-centered design affords the XR industry an opportunity to actively address the human side of what’s brewing beneath the surface of our very existence – the impact and dire consequences of the lack of inclusion, equity, and accessibility in all the facets of our lives.
The same biases displayed in the headlines covering the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor cases are in fact the same biases that go into data sets and moderation tools that put people of color and historically marginalized populations at risk in immersive environments as well.
In this panel, the CyberXR Coalition discusses their unique approach to helping build safe and inclusive environments in XR, while shifting the mindset to create awareness of these very issues and draw a baseline via standards and frameworks to potentially provide solutions coupled with strategic collaboration.