FlightFun is an affective design concept created to help individuals with flight phobia to better deal with their fear and irrational thoughts.
When most people think of flying, they think of travelling, exciting experiences and a load of other positives. Other people find it terrifying and find themselves wrestling with their phobia, unable to relax and enjoy the flight.
FlightFun is an affective design concept created to help individuals with flight phobia to better deal with their fear and irrational thoughts, it takes place in a group therapy setting, allowing one therapist to work with multiple clients at once. One user experiences a Virtual Reality simulation of a flight, and the remaining participants observe and learn.
While in the simulation, the user remains in contact with the therapist through a video-and sound feed, enabling the therapist to assist the user, while their phobia is triggered.
During a test we concluded that the prototype was successful in triggering phobias relating to aviation and that the direct communication with the therapist assisted the users in treating their phobia.