Design Principles for Integrating Mindfulness Meditation into Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences (81063)

Session Information: Media Arts Practices
Session Chair: Kuei-Yuan Chang

Sunday, 26 May 2024 12:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

In today's society, people across borders face numerous life stressors, leading to difficulties in emotion regulation and the accumulation of negative emotions. Meditation is an effective way to enhance the mind and attention, helping to alleviate emotional stress and increase happiness. However, traditional meditation methods have certain limitations. This study aims to explore the integration of immersive virtual reality (VR) technology into the meditation experience and proposes design principles for a virtual reality-assisted meditation system.

This research utilizes a literature review to assess the current applications of meditation and virtual reality in the fields of healing and psychological health, and semi-structured interviews to understand experts' practical views on the applications. The results indicate that VR technology significantly enhances the immersive experience of meditation, and combining VR technology with traditional meditation has great potential.

Based on the analysis, this study proposes five design principles for a virtual reality-assisted meditation system: the focus guidance principle, the context design principle, the interactive feedback principle, the progressive principle, and the personalization principle. These principles aim to maximize the supportive role of virtual reality in the meditation experience and provide principles and recommendations for system development and design applications in the field. The research hopes to promote innovative VR meditation solutions, helping people alleviate emotional stress, cultivate emotion regulation abilities, and promote overall psychological well-being.

Nian-Hao Chen, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Wen-Shan Chang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
My name is Nianhao Chen, and I'm a graduate student at the Department of Digital Media Design at Yunlin University of Science and Technology. I'm fascinated by the intersection of art, technology, and design.

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