Bringing Inclusion to Virtual Reality
Michigan State University developed the new virtual reality (VR) application, A Mile in My Shoes, to help individuals recognize unconscious bias through different real-world situations. The project is led through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) and School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC), both in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR).
About the Application
The development of the A Mile in My Shoes VR application by co-creators Dr. Quentin Tyler and Dr. Linda Nubani creates an immersive 3D experience to demonstrate examples of actual situations many people experience every day.
This tool can be used in trainings to help individuals build awareness, understanding and empathy.
Available in a VR desktop version and an Oculus Quest version, the application will allow users to move through scenarios as different avatars and to interact with others in the same virtual space.
A Mile in My Shoes App Credits and Attribution
A Mile in My Shoes VR app created by Quentin Tyler and Linda Nubani (currently under licensing).
A Mile in My Shoes Scripts and Pre- and Post Surveys created by Quentin Tyler, Linda Nubani, Emily Sorroche and Ayodele Daré.