Nate Laffan

Ph.D. student in Computational Media at UCSC

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I research the design of computational spaces and how digital tools can support a meaningful life.

I am currently a Phd Student in the SET Lab at UCSC, applying concepts from physical design practices and environmental psychology to investigate affective/reflective spaces in VR.

Get in touch via email | github

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Current Projects

  • Screenshot of contemplative space design.

    Applying Real-World Design Practices to Contemplative Space in XR

    We asked designers in the physical world how they approached the design of contemplative space.

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  • Screenshot of shelter in game engine.

    Alternative Interfaces for Worldbuilding in XR

    How might the design of reflective & contemplative spaces in the physical world translate to a virtual context?

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