Online Shopping in VR

Shopify, Inc. Computer Science, 2021–22

Liaison(s): Kathi Taylor, Joe Doyle, Angela Chen CMC ’21, Chris Landry, Frank Liu ’14, Daniel Beauchamp
Advisor(s): Jim Boerkoel
Students(s): Kyra Clark (PM-S), Miles Bernhard (PM-F), Nicole Garcia, Max Guo, Tyson Saena, Roxanne Oglesby

In order to stay at the forefront of e-commerce innovation, our project intends to explore how virtual reality (VR) technology will transform online shopping. Our goal is primarily based on ideation and rapid prototyping to develop a VR e-commerce experience. We focused on exploring many ideas, but honed in on building a single proof-of-concept prototype showcasing how VR e-commerce could add novel interactions to product discovery, product investigation, and merchant platforms.