What is a VR Tandem?
Inspired by Hyper Island’s 90 minute prototyping workshop and by continuous user testing. A VR Tandem is an exercise for rapidly working through small VR concepts and continuously iterating with a colleague providing real-time feedback from preview.
Pairs divide into designer and tester. They can swap throughout.
As the designer creates a concept, the tester sits in the preview and actively provides feedback for refinement. This is great for providing an expert review as a design is created. And in the unique space of VR, the designer can take advantage of a strategic third-person view, while their colleague provides tactical first-person insights.
Steps to VR Tandem
Here are the basic steps to facilitating a VR Tandem session. The timings are flexible. Just make sure there is enough time for participants to ideate, design and present. Keeping the problem space small and preparing lots of templates are both reliable ways to ensure this.