The Nature Experience
Aktiv Grotesk
DIN 2014

Experiences in nature coupled with positive encounters with nature have significant psychological health benefits. However, for many urban citizens, especially adolescents, there is a disconnect between the natural world and one’s place within it. This project examines how the design of immersive learning technologies like augmented reality (AR) combined with social engagement-based motivation tactics can inform the achievement of healthier lifestyles outdoors. Findings from this study suggest that designing adaptive learning experiences, which include moments for technology disconnection and opportunities for shared experiences among a community of users within and outside of the nature experience, contribute to successful healthy habit formation and can improve the effectiveness of restorative nature-based prescriptions. 
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