Yi Yuan

Co-Founder, Hiverlab

A founding partner at Hiverlab, Yuan Yi has spent the last 8 years helping MNCs, government agencies, NGOs, schools and Institutes of Higher Learning globally in their Digital Transformation journeys with emerging technologies (e.g. XR, AI & Machine Learning, Digital Twins, etc.). Trained in B.A. in Public Policy and Technology Entrepreneurship at National University of Singapore, as well as MSc. in Analytic Philosophy (Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science) at the University of Edinburgh, Yuan Yi is a trans-disciplinary practitioner who sees knowledge across disciplines interconnects and builds up exponentially, and values the foundations Philosophy has to offer in the VUCA world. Yuan Yi believes in trans-disciplinary approaches, stakeholder engagement and partnership collaborations for sustainable techno-social evolution.

Sub Stage 2:

Day 1 (August 30), 2:55 PM-3:20 PM

XR in Experiential Education: Designing and Delivering XR Content for Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities, and Classroom Simulations

Experiential education for undergraduate and K12 students represents one of the most significant near-term opportunities for XR to gain wider adoption. This panel explores how XR is being used today to create experiential education activities like off-campus excursions that use mobile AR, field trips in VR, and afterschool activities and classroom simulations that use both. We explore limitations, opportunities, and tipping points that come from the XR hardware ecosystem. We then examine content design considerations informed by the needs of K12 educators, such as the ease of customizing teaching materials and the need to balance user autonomy with focus on a learning objective.