The VR experience is designed to guide participants through a series of immersive interactions and stories that evoke specific emotions associated with regrets, such as sadness, anger, or remorse. Each object that participants collect in the virtual environment is connected to a unique story about regret. By listening to these stories and engaging with the virtual surroundings, participants are encouraged to reflect on their own emotions and choices in relation to regrets.
Regret is a universal and intricate emotion triggered by various circumstances that can cause disappointment or sadness about past decisions. It can be challenging to deal with, especially if one feels responsible for the situation. Anyone can experience regret, regardless of age, gender, or culture.
When designing the worldview and scenarios for my project, I was particularly drawn to a unique organism: the fungus. Fungi and human regret emotions share significant similarities. Fungi exhibit a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors, with some being both attractive and toxic. Similarly, regret emotions vary among individuals, with some being toxic to their well-being. However, like toxic fungi, regretful emotions can be transformed into positive outcomes when handled properly. With the right approach, regret can be harnessed as a catalyst for personal growth and development.
For this project, I wanted to create a fantasy fungi world for this project that reflects the inspiration and thought I drew from these fascinating organisms.
for the fantasy regret world, I created many interesting objects inspired from Fungus
I drew inspiration from spiral staircases to construct a spiral mountain that in conjunction with the metaphor of ascending a mountain, provides the participant with the feeling of overcoming the mountain of regret.