Summoning and Superpowers: Designing VR Interactions at a Distance

One of the core design philosophies at Leap Motion is that the most intuitive and natural interactions are direct and physical. Manipulating objects with our bare hands lets us leverage a lifetime of physical experience, minimizing the learning curve for users. But there are times when virtual objects will be farther away than arm’s reach, beyond the user’s range of direct manipulation. We can force users to walk over to access those objects – or we could give them superpowers!