Hand tracking and virtual reality are both emerging technologies, and combining the two into a fluid and seamless experience can be a real challenge. In both cases, developers need to overturn many longstanding ideas that have served them well for traditional PC setups. It’s also an incredible opportunity – the chance to experiment and create in ways that previously existed only in the pages of science fiction. Where the physical and digital worlds collide, there be dragons. This guide brings together longstanding user experience design principles and VR research with what we’ve learned from ongoing development and user testing. Like everything in this field, it’s just a stepping stone on the path to the Metaverse.