As great as virtual reality is, it is still a new technology out in the public. More and more people are using it, but be careful - there are some points to avoid when working with VR at an event.
1: Keep it Short - It can be tempting to run long demos, but bear in mind the size of the queue, and the amount of information someone can take in. Leave them wanting more, not bored.
2: Control the Motion - Opt for more smooth motions than sudden jarring ones. Whilst they can make an experience exciting, they can also lead to nausea and sickness. Neither of which leaves the best impression.
3: Mind Your Distance - When 3D films were new, several film makers were keen to have effects thrown into the audience's faces. This does not work as well with virtual reality, as it can make users feel cross-eyed, and can even cause eye strain.
4: Ease Into It - Be sure to ease your attendees into using virtual reality. For many, this may be their first experience with the product, and it can be an incredibly intense experience that can leave people overwhelmed.
5: Novelty not Fear - Following on from 4, make sure that your content does not scare the audience (unless that is, in fact, your intent!). Sudden drops and heights are often causes for panic, so refrain unless necessary.
6: Keep It Simple - The best way to keep things flowing is to keep it streamlined. Do not throw a lot of controls at your attendees, and try and make the experience as simple and clean as possible. Keep objectives to a minimum, and they will enjoy it all the more.
7: How Does It Sound? - It is easy to get too wrapped up in the visual aspects of virtual reality, but don't forget to ensure your audio is up to par. Distorted or unsynced sound can make what should be an impressive spectacle a very disappointing, or even confusing, one, which reflects badly on your organisation in turn.
8: Don't Constrict - Remember, virtual reality is not a fixed screen. Do not try and restrict the user's movement, or be relying on them looking a certain way at a certain time. Build your content around the freedom that the technology gives, not countering it by constricting the viewing field.
9: Learn New Tricks - The risk of relying on old standbys is a real one. VR is not a video or a presentation in the traditional sense, though it can certainly adapt them into it. Keep yourself open to new ideas and give them a go.
By following these tips, you'll be able to make content that will leave a lasting impact on all those who see it. Don't let them damper your creativity, simply use these as guides to help you craft a unique and original experience.