The Tarot Experience

VR
Experience design
XR
Dev
Technical
art
interaction design
animation
2021-2022

The Tarot Experience is a virtual reality experience that opens the archetypal world of the mayor arcana and offers you the opportunity to set an intention to generate clarity on something in your life. Through a spread of 3 cards one for your past, present and future chosen by a true random number generator this experience presents you with meaningful and accurate insights on your life's journey.

Process

My mission was to craft an unparalleled experience that rejuvenates the ancient art of tarot, presenting it in an innovative light. By merging mesmerizing visuals, interactive narratives, genuine random number generation, and purposeful intention-setting, we aspired to spark a sense of curiosity, introspection, and awe in every player.

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experience design

As an experience designer my role is to ensure that the journey is immersive and meaningful.

I carefully consider the pacing, structure, UX/UI, the transitions between scenes, and the emotions evoked by each scene.

Using Milanote, I broke down the project's main needs, components and created a production tracker to manage its tasks in stages and sprints.

2
Concept art & Storyboarding

Through meticulous research and artistic interpretation, I created captivating and evocative illustrations that embody the look and feel of the experience.

These visual representations serve as a guiding light, setting the tone and atmosphere for the virtual reality environments.

This process helps to conceptualize how the user will navigate through the experience, the reactions to their decisions, and the overall flow of the narrative.

passthrough Intro ui with Intention setting interaction.
Button interaction to trigger tarot cards
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Level design

As I delved into the realm of "The Tarot Experience VR," my focus shifted to the intricate art of level design. Every virtual environment became a canvas for me to weave together a captivating and immersive experience.

I carefully crafted portals and doorways that seamlessly transported users from one scene to another, maintaining the flow of the journey and reinforcing the sense of interconnectedness between the different tarot cards.

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sHADERS & Video textures

Shaders played a pivotal role in creating stunning visual effects and materials. I experimented with different shader techniques to achieve the desired atmosphere for each tarot card scene. From rainbow glows and iridescent auras to organic textures and sacred geometry, shaders allowed me to infuse the environment with the appropriate mood and ambiance, captivating users in a world where the boundaries of reality were transcended.

360 video textures became a powerful tool to add dynamic elements to the experience. I carefully created and incorporated 360 video footage for each card that seamlessly blended with the virtual surroundings.

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cODING, pROGRAMMING & Optimization

In my role as an interaction designer for "The Tarot Experience VR," I had the exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge passthrough mixed reality technology.

I focused on designing seamless and natural interactions that blended the virtual and physical elements harmoniously.

I iterated on user feedback, fine-tuning the interactions to ensure they were responsive, intuitive, and comfortable for users to perform.

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PASSTHROUGH & iNTERACTIONS

In my role as an interaction designer for "The Tarot Experience VR," I had the exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge passthrough mixed reality technology.

I focused on designing seamless and natural interactions that blended the virtual and physical elements harmoniously.

I iterated on user feedback, fine-tuning the interactions to ensure they were responsive, intuitive, and comfortable for users to perform.