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VRbal

CompanyTeam VRbal
Lead DesignersYuka Fukuoka
Design TeamYuka Fukuoka, Olivia Cabello, Jullia Suhyoung Lim, Duyen Luu Hai, Ray Luo
ClientVerizon
Prize(s)Bronze in Multimedia / Interactive Media
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Entry Description

1% of the total population who suffer from a neurological disorder called stuttering. VRbal was created with a mission to make practicing for these scenarios easier with artificial intelligence in virtual reality. The AI agent enables a virtual environment that adapts to the user’s needs as training progresses. There are several built-in difficulty levels, allowing users to practice with different types of environment, noise levels and numbers of audience based on their levels of comfort. Before each level, users can pick a relaxation scene to practice challenging words or vowels or relax.

Bio

I am a Visual Communication Designer at strategy/marketing agency Essense Partners, I produce a large variety of online and printed design output. Focused mainly on improving the branding of clients in the energy sector, I conduct strategy based marketing and have been carrying out design operations across all manner of supported media.

Other Awards and Prizes

1. A' Design Award and Competition
2. SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
3. Adobe Design Achievement Awards
4. Microsoft US Imagine Cup
5. School of Visual Arts Alumni Society Scholarship & Award
6. NYC Media Lab Advanced Media Hackathon Prize