Invitation to talk at Upload VR January 11th



Body Language in VR: How Movement Changes Our Decisions

NBA players who touch each other during games (fist bump, high-five, head grab) cooperate more and outperform their prickly counterparts on other teams. Consider the effect of mimicking those high-fives, hugs, and team huddles in your VR experience – people would feel a high sense of trust and liking for others.

Come learn the behavioral science of how body movement influences thoughts, language, and decisions. Psychology and neuroscience research has established that human behaviors are affected by characteristics that you might not think would affect them – just pulling an item toward yourself leads to greater desire and willingness-to-pay for it.

This talk will address how simple physical movements affect people’s decision processes and how to optimize them in VR interaction design. VR designers can create a broad range of emotional responses (empathy, courage, competitiveness, etc.) just by designing the right movements and gestures for users to do inside of their experiences. No haptics required.

Ticket includes beer, wine, snacks and VR demos on HTV Vive, Oculus, and Gear VR.  Buy yours here.


Wed, January 11, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

Upload Collective

1535 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 9410