Look at any VR device head-on and you’ll notice something. They look TERRIBLE. They don’t look like they’re designed for the human face. Flip that around, and you see a more ergonomic design around the eyepieces, but the front of the device remains horribly un-designed. Why is it that the Oculus, or the HTC Vive have such a strangely un-human design language?
The Mild VR headset is designed to look familiar. While it is a VR device, it looks like it was designed to look good while worn, and not like you strapped a toaster to your face. The Mild comes with a fabric overlay on a plastic body. Mimicking the design of eye masks, they fit comfortably over the eyes while making it look less obvious like you’re wearing a multimedia device on your head. The Mild even comes with its own controller with a joypad and wrist-straps, allowing you to manipulate 360° content with ease.
Honestly, this seems like the next step for VR. While technology continues making advancements, a product only becomes a better designed product by choice!
Designer: Heejin Youn