As if I already knew you…
(Fabrique / Bubble Games Consortium)
Can tensions between groups – which can lead to polarization – be tempered by designing empathy? Based on social design and research, the team at Fabrique used VR technology to enable people to step into each other’s worlds. They zoomed in on tensions between residents and young visitors to a shopping center in a neighborhood of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where there is no active conflict but considerable irritation that could potentially lead to major problems.