Nicole Ajoy

Student NameNicole Ajoy
Faculty Mentor NameHyo, Kang, Ph.D. in Design Studies with a focus on Virtual Reality
CollegeCollege of the Arts
MajorBachelor of Science in Digital Arts & Sciences
Research InterestsVirtual Reality, User Interaction, User Experience
Academic AwardsBright Futures (2017 – Present), Viner Scholars Program (2017 – Present), University Scholars Program (2020)
Hobbies and InterestsReading, Coding, Art (Traditional, Digital), 3D Modeling, Animation

Research Project

Virtual Reality Store?

I am currently participating in an ongoing project as a research assistant with the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) at the UF Innovate. This project seeks to simulate store environments with virtual reality (VR) in order to examine how various factors – such as security camera locations, lighting, and store layouts – impact shoplifting. We aim to explore ways to prevent such scenarios by enhancing the perceived level of surveillance of targeted goods.