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Tuesday, July 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
VR Games to Support Empathy and Compassion in Nigeria

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with over 250 ethnic groups and 500 languages. These diverse groups struggle to see themselves as a united nation. Our Templeton Foundation project creates a VR game where teenagers, embody or observe someone from another ethnic group facing discrimination. We discuss the challenges of creating a fun, engaging, unique for the audience, effective for enhancing empathy, and culturally relevant VR game for Nigerian teenagers.

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Eugene Ohu

Senior Lecturer, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Business School
Dr. Eugene Ohu is a senior lecturer in the Department of Organisational Behaviour / Human Resource Management. His research interests are on the psychology of human-computer interactions in the workplace, in order to promote individual wellbeing and organizational productivity.  He... Read More →
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Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith founded Imisi 3D, an XR lab in Lagos building the African ecosystem for extended reality technologies (AR/VR/MR), and connecting XR communities across the continent.  In 2018 she set up AR/VR Africa which holds large XR events on the continent, the most recent - the 2020  AR/VR... Read More →
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Kat Schrier

Director of Games / Associate Professor, Marist College
Dr. Kat Schrier is an Associate Professor and Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College. Dr. Schrier is also founder/CEO of PlatyPlay, LLC, a company that specializes in designing and researching games for learning, empathy, civics, and inclusion. She has two... Read More →

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E. O. Adeola Babatunde

Research Associate, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Business School
Adeola Babatunde is a Research Associate at the Virtual Human Computer Interaction Lab at Lagos Business School. She is a graduate of psychology and an avid reader interested in human behaviour modification. With the growing impact of technology on human performance and behaviour... Read More →
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Cynthia Emami

Research Assistant, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Business School
Cynthia Emami, Research Assistant at the Virtual Human Computer Interaction Lab, Lagos Business School. They are currently interested in Virtual Reality and its potential in driving behavioural change.
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Ikeola Bodunde

Research Assistant, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Business School
Ikeola Bodunde is a researcher with interests in health and organisational communication, human-computer interaction and character development. Her first and second degrees are in Media and Communication Studies. She's a member of the American Psychological Association.
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Morenike Alugo

Research Assistant, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Business School
Morenike Alugo is a Psychology Graduate from the University of Lagos. She is an enthusiastic researcher with some years of experience in psychological, clinical and education-related research. She has a profound interest in psychological concepts and its interaction with technology... Read More →

Tuesday July 13, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT