The Future of Virtual Reality & Impact Design 

Challenge – Innovate VR applications for social impact

On August 12th 2016, 20 designers, strategists, architects, educators, business executives, and city officials, joined a multi-day work session to envision new use cases for how Virtual and Augmented Reality platforms can help design for impact.

  • Immerse a varied group of leaders in the latest VR technology
  • Develop a VR specific innovation toolkit



We asked an overarching question - “How can the existing immersive technologies make us healthier, safer, more productive, and smarter in the near future?”.

After receiving hands-on exposure to the main VR and AR platforms, the participants were divided into groups to tackle specific challenges in the verticals of Health, Tourism, Civic Planning, Human Capital, and Training.