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Foundational XR Design

This project is my first VR case study to explore the future of human-centred VR design. I applied a design thinking process to tackle a design challenge and enhanced VR experience accessibility through prototypes.

My ​Role

UX Design

Usability Test




Personal Project


Dec 2023

Design Challenge

How might we improve the movie streaming experience at home by bridging the potential of an emerging VR technology and UX design?

SME Interview

XR Designer @ Bezi
To get a better understanding of how UX designer should approach to XR world, I reached out to XR designer on LinkedIn to conduct SME interview.
Insight: The conversation gave me great insight about the design decisions and how to approach this unique challenge of 3 dimensional user experience.

Competitive Analysis

Laser Pointer

Utilised controller buttons, vibrates on hover.
Glass and fade-out effects in 360° videos.

I studied interaction systems of existing VR content focusing on the human-centred design. The goal is to identify some commonly used interactions.
Touch & Pres

Used both direct touch and controllers. The colour changes on hover, and it clicks with a pushback effect after 1-2 seconds.

<YouTube VR 360 °>
<Big Screen>
Grab & Laser Pointer

changes colour on hover. Interact by grabbing and shaking popcorn.

FOV Research

Human Eyes
210° FOV
I conducted further research on current VR headsets, with a focus on the Field Of View (FOV).
90° FOV
45° FOV
Insight: I noted that there is still no headset that perfectly matches the human field of view and considered the potential for future advancements.

Initial Prototype

I created user interface using Figma and implemented interactions using Bezi and Oculus Quest 2 for testing.
Step 01. High-Fi Prototyping 
Step 02. Body Rigging
Prototype in Bezi

Usability Testing

Testing in Meta Quest 2
Then I tested the initial prototype using the Meta Quest 2.
The UI follows my head
- User sometimes prefers a fixed screen.
- Initially struggled with the controller; preferred using hands.
- Watching movies with VR headsets is not optimal yet, due to their size and weight, making prolonged use uncomfortable.
IterationsFelt the necessity for a screen-lock button through usability testing. Also, I contemplated ways using direct touch instead of the controller.


Enhanced the immersive movie streaming experience by using AI-generated virtual backgrounds.

Next Steps

​As my first XR project, I investigated various VR headsets, interaction methods, and points of view (POV), engaging in discussions with diverse experts in XR. Through the project, I directly witnessed the vast potential for development in the field of XR and this has inspired me to delve deeper into this field. My next steps include:
1. Enhancing Accessibility Through Direct Touch
Despite the current device's update limitations, I attempted to increase accessibility through direct touch. Unfortunately, this feature has not been implemented due to device constraints. In the future, I aim to test and implement the direct touch functionality through prototypes.

2. Exploring Interaction Diversity
Actively incorporating various interactions discovered through research, such as laser pointers and grabbing, to enrich the user experience further.
3. Segmenting User Testing
Segmenting user testing into distinct steps to understand specific issues users face at each stage. This approach will guide a more UX-focused design for each step of the project.

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