Using VR to Build Empathy

Accounting faculty, Dr. Justin Leiby sent Master’s students from his Risk Management & Innovation course to CITL’s Virtual Reality Lab to complement in-class work on empathy-building.

“Understanding decision makers’ emotions is a crucial skill in business, especially for a subject like risk that people experience so idiosyncratically . . . VR was an enriching, fun, and powerful exercise of our empathy muscles.”