Interaction Dynamics and Social Experiences in Social Virtual Reality (VR)
Social VR refers to 3D virtual spaces where multiple users can interact with one another through VR head-mounted displays (HMDs). The increasing popularity of social VR has led to an emerging research agenda in HCI and CSCW. In this ongoing project, our lab aims to empirically investigate the novelty and complexity of the multi-faced interaction dynamics and social experiences in social VR so as to design future social VR systems as more socially and emotionally satisfactory digital social spaces that support and promote relationship building. Specifically, I focus on questions such as harassment and relationship building in social VR.