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This is the first post of a series on creating what we like to call infospaces. Enjoy!
Creating 3D worlds has become much, much easier over the past years. With software like CoSpaces Edu we teach 9 year olds to create their fantasy world with 3D objects and bring them to life with coding blocks.
And the rise of social VR tools like Mozilla Hubs, AltspaceVR and Facebook Horizon are bringing 3D worlds to the professional world. As we’re all are getting tired from pandemic-caused video meetings, we’re looking at new ways to collaborate.
Because of this virtual events are in the lift. But to make really valuable virtual events, we have to learn how to use the space effectively. Meeting each other in a virtual lecture hall or classroom while looking at a PowerPoint presentation is just not using all the possibilities.
One particular assignment we often give our students who are learning these 3D tools is to create a virtual museum. In our experiences this is a very interesting challenge for the students after they’ve learned the basics of the program. And it’s an assignment that can be easily combined with other school subjects.
It’s interesting to see what students create. They often mimic the musea they’re familiar with. Some also realize they’re not confined by the rules that a real museum has. Their pieces can float in space, and who needs walls? They can add quiz questions, moving objects and interactive information in a way that really isn’t possible in the real world.
The emerging of easy apps to create graphics from data was essential to create the abundance of infographics we now see on the web. Will these new tools bring the same abundance of what we like to call ‘infospaces‘?
For that to happen it has to become even easier to create 3D worlds. We have software tools to help us, which also offer integrated access to databases with 3D models like Sketchfab & Google Poly.
But to make things even easier, we also need design principles and templates. We need easy answers to questions like:
Those are really new questions for the average communicator. Thus far designing spaces to explain something has been mostly reserved to museum curators and museologists.
With the democratization of designing 3D worlds, we think these questions will become more and more important. We have to learn from architecture, theater, museology and the video game industry.
That’s exactly what we will do in this series of posts on creating infospaces! Don’t want to miss a thing? Or do you want to learn more about Virtual Reality? Become a member of the VR Learning HUB for free!
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On the 21st of July, the first in a series of online interviews with experts in the field of VR, AR, 360°, and other innovative digital technologies took place for VR Learning HUB members and other interested individuals. We had the amazing opportunity to talk to Bruces Pales, CEO of the platform 360 Cities. The platform, which was founded in 2008, has been curating and licensing high quality, fully 360° interactive panoramic photos and videos.[Read more…] about “We see ourselves as enablers” – Interview with Bruces Pales, CEO of 360 Cities.
During the last few weeks, more and more people have come to us with the question: “can we use Virtual Reality to improve our online event / meeting / education?”
For us it is quite interesting to see how this question has suddenly become so relevant. Most organisations have the remote working conditions under control and are looking to expand and improve them while the Covid-19 restrictions continue. For example for special school events, teambuilding days or creative meetings. These are all situations in which being physically present has an significant advantage.
In this blog we provide five tips on how to implement Virtual Reality in your online event or remote education.[Read more…] about VR for online events? – 5 tips
Last November 29th, we organized an event together with Smart 071 and the Honours Academy of Leiden University all about the applications of AR (Augmented Reality) in the workplace.
Students and professionals looked together for meaningful and feasible applications of AR in the participating organizations. This event was part of a new course given by Robin at the Leiden Honors Academy. The Augmented Reality & Human-Computer Collaboration discusses how Augmented Reality will influence our society and the future of work.
This blog post looks back at:
We’ll also tell you how you can participate as a professional or student next edition![Read more…] about Looking back at year 1 of Augmented Reality & Human-Computer Collaboration
De afgelopen weken worden we vaker benaderd met de vraag: “kunnen we Virtual Reality gebruiken om ons online event/meeting/onderwijs te verbeteren?”
Interessant om te zien dat deze vraag nu relevant wordt. Organisaties hebben de basis voor werken of onderwijs op afstand onder controle en zijn nu op zoek naar uitbreiding in deze tijd van Corona. Bijvoorbeeld voor speciale evenementen op school, teamdagen of creatieve meetings.
Situaties waar de interactie van een fysiek evenement toch wel heel belangrijk is.
In deze blog 5 tips over het inzetten van Virtual Reality voor jullie online event of afstandsonderwijs.[Read more…] about Events met Virtual Reality? – 5 tips
#PROUD. We’re very happy to announce that registration for the VR Learning HUB is now open. The platform launches April 30th.
In this blog post, you’ll read about:
Tijdens de persconferentie van 21 april 2020 maakte de premier bekend dat basisscholen voorzichtig aan hun deuren weer kunnen openen. Middelbare scholen blijven nog dicht tot ca. 1 juni. Om scholen te helpen in deze tijd van thuisblijven bieden we ons online platform waarop leerlingen 3D werelden leren maken en programmeren gratis aan.[Read more…] about School dicht? Leer gratis programmeren!
Experience the educational value of VR… in VR!
A few years back two of our interns worked on a 360 experience that explains why Virtual Reality can be interesting for schools. Before, it was only available in our app, but we just uploaded it to YouTube.
Have a look, we love to hear what you think.[Read more…] about The value of VR… in VR
“Ik kan me nu beter verdiepen in cliënten.”Begeleider van zorginstelling Leviaan
Toen we de workshop “Een psychotische Wereld in Virtual Reality” gingen aanbieden, hoopten we deelnemers meer inzicht te geven in de leefwereld van personen die psychoses ervaren. Ook voor zorgprofessionals die zich dagelijks bezighouden met cliënten die dit ervaren, kan het moeilijk zijn hier begrip voor te krijgen. Toen zorginstelling Leviaan ons benaderde voor hun project over anti-stigma was dit voor ons een perfecte match.[Read more…] about Overweldigend positieve reacties voor de workshop ‘VR in een Psychotische Wereld’ bij Leviaan