We saw VR as the ideal medium to show teenagers the potential size of their sexual network and the consequences of not practicing safe sex. Early prototypes were tested and improved, leading to a successful final product.
The VR EXperience has the teenager start in bed where he or she sees contacts from their sexual network appear around them, filling up the room. They can interact with the people in the room by looking at them. The teenagers hear their experiences and thoughts about their sexual encounters.
The biggest challenge in this project was to personalize the experience for each individual teenager. The VR EXperience needed an onboarding mechanism that enabled teens to customize their experience.
Our solution: let the teenagers have a VR chat conversation with their loved ones. Based on the input from these talks, the size of the group and gender, the EXperience is personalized. After the experience ends, tailored advice is given to each individual to promote safe sex.