29 November 2018

Immersive and Digital Business Meet-Up - Birmingham

We were delighted to speak at the ImmerseUK Immersive and Digital Business Meet-Up here at Innovation Birmingham Campus this morning. David spoke about our work in using immersive 3D and VR for a wide variety of projects (over 50!) and some of the lessons we've learnt.

Davids slides are here:

Other notable presentations were:

@VirtualSarahJ telling us how's she's getting bored with how boring #VR is and its time for people to go back to Lanier and the 90s and make it a place of dreams - funny, that's pretty much what SL was/is!

KTN warning about the number people who leave competition submissions to the last moment!

Third Skin (@thirdskinhy) talking about their audio AR/biometric wearable.

And old friend @Taran3D talking about using VR to bring a virtual museum on Sikh history to the people.

A good event, with a good turn-out and some useful chats. In particular how to we get the message to HR and Training Directors and C level corporates - that's what is needed to scale this whole thing up.

23 November 2018

November Newsletter

In this latest issue of the Daden Newsletter we cover:

  • Virtual Route Learning - How we are helping researchers at Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust better understand how Acquired Brain Injury patients can re-learn how to navigate
  • A Reflexive Planning Tool for the MOD - How a short sharp project for the MOD built a chatbot based around De Bono's 6 Hats concept to create a reflexive planning tool
  • World Space Day 2018 - Giving families their first taste of VR by using Fieldscapes to let them stand on Phobos to see a huge Mars above them - on seeing Jupiter from Io! Check our the Blog Post.
  • Second Life Remembered - Daden produce a book (and eBook) celebrating the wide variety of projects we did in Second Life over the past decade! (If you want another trip down memory lane check out our Newsletter from 10 years ago!)

Download and read the pdf newsletter now!

15 November 2018

Daden's Adventures in Second Life

As our internal corporate memory begins to fade of all the projects we did in Second Life we thought it would be useful to capture them in good old dead-tree format in a nice glossy A4 coffee-table style book - ideal for casual browsing for visitors and on trade stands!

A nice by-product is that the whole book is available for you to browse for free on-line to see the range of projects that we have been involved with. And whilst SL may not be a prime delivery mechanism at the moment most of what we did in SL has informed what we now do in Unity and in VR, and the scope of projects are still directly applicable to businesses and organisations today.

The eBook is at: https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/bookshop/photobook/dadens-adventures-in-second-life

And of course if you really feel like you must own a dead-tree version for posterity then it's available to buy for the princely sum of £57.99!