Design without ethics in VR and AR will lead to dystopia

Alysha Naples, Life coach and Chief Experience Officer of Tin Drum, has a word of caution for designers

As newer and innovative forms of technology seep into design, it is easy to get carried away by the magic of what we create and detach ourselves from the human side of it…

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Alysha Naples, Life coach and Chief Experience Officer of Tin Drum, has a word of caution for designers dabbling in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all women, men, and children. We are biologically, cognitively, physically and spiritually wired to love, to be loved and to belong. – Dr Brene Brown

Alysha Naples, previously Senior Director of User Interaction and Experience at Magic Leap Inc., spoke to a large gathering of designers at the 2017 DesignUp conference in Bengaluru on how it’s important to go beyond the screen.

Published on YourStory by Sharika Nair. Read the entire article here.

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