The Reality Headset trains the mind to appreciate vision like a new product.
To use the eyes, a full body dance is required - breaking users from vision autopilot. Glimpses of the world through the reality headset are cropped, making small things seem like the only things; allowing for focus, simplicity, and no periphery. The new body positions required to see, end up similar to a photographer's when they're trying to get that perfect image. Your image however, lasts just a moment
The headset is made of thin plastic for both durability and flexibility. Flat, spanning geometry is fundamental to the design - eliminating the periphery and excess light leakage. The nose cutout was intentional, securing the headset to the face during all types of movement.
Circle and square doors are each opened with a different movement:
The circle door is opened by rotating your head sideways. It was given a circular shape to emphasize this rolling movement.
The square door is opened by either looking straight downward, or flipping your head upwards to throw it open. Because this hinge operates similarly to a swinging door, it only made sense for it to be rectilinear.
A wide range of prototypes were created to achieve the simplest, most ergonomic and successful experience.