Can VR boost your creativity?
Virtual reality is a revolutionary idea. For a ground-breaking technology – it is gradually becoming part of our everyday lives and has already gained prominence within the gaming and tech industries. VR is changing the way we define creativity, by paving the way for new and intricate digital innovations.
VR escape rooms and VR games allow users to plunge themselves in a computer-generated 3D world for the ultimate immersive experience. Due to the immersiveness, it’s one of the most fun experiences you can have with technology. Both consumers and businesses are using this technology as it is becoming steadily more affordable (for the Samsung virtual reality headsets and Google cardboard headset at least).
Virtual reality is a viable asset that businesses, creatives and consumers should be able to experience and incorporate into their everyday lives; it offers vast potential to grow the creative industry. Though VR is centred more around gaming and entertainment right now, it is steadily offering a new platform to make other creative processes easier – for example, through VR ready apps. Here are some of the various ways different sectors have developed creativity using VR:
VR in Advertising, Interior Design, and Architecture
With the incorporation of the virtual world, these industries have been able to enrich customer experiences and help drive innovation in the creative sector. Through interior design apps, you can design an entire home and share it with your client via VR, so they can experience it first hand before even starting work.
Industries in Social Media
News is, that Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg is working on a way to use social VR within the Facebook platform. This could change the way we communicate and change the way we swap ideas and creativity.
VR technologies have a lot of therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from various ailments, for example – paraplegics wearing VR headsets show improved limb control. Virtual reality experiences can also help medical professionals and patients understand and control symptoms of PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. It can even be used to enhance treatment efficacy for cancer patients by inducing relaxation during chemotherapy and MRI.
Finally – many surgeons initially use VR to simulate operations, especially where additional training is needed. The creativity and diversity for virtual reality seem endless in this field.
Travel and Tourism
Classic paintings are being recreated in virtual spaces, and even world famous art galleries are being mapped out in a virtual world. The same goes for cities and other kinds of tourist attractions… You can travel the whole world using virtual reality technology. You can basically get to the peak of the Mountain Everest if you wish to.
For those who don’t have the money to travel, VR can offer an alternate experience for much less money. You can experience a whole new virtual environment from your home!
Virtual reality also serves for educational purposes as it creates a platform for better learning. It helps raise engagement and increase knowledge retention for students at all levels from pre-school to universities. For students, it can help them experience battles in history class, look closely at different landscapes in geography class, and even launch into space. The possibilities are endless and the creativity VR provides for students (and teachers) is astonishing.
Creativity is just all about breaking down the walls between different ideas. Certainly, the future of the creative world is so much brighter with virtual reality technology.