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Pilot Users Wanted for Virtual Diversity Icebreaker!

The Diversity Icebreaker www.diversityicebreaker.com is applied in team building, leadership training, project work, kick-offs, and communication training. It is used worldwide in a large number of companies.

After many successful years of providing the Diversity Icebreaker face-to-face, the workshop has finally made its way online to the avatar based environment AULA, created by the Zürich based company vComm Solutions.

For a pilot session to be held next week, the makers of the workshop are still looking for pilot users. The session will be held online and lasts 2 hours. Participation is free of charge and anybody can join. All you need is a computer and a headset.

Wednesday, 14 June, 17h-19h CET: www.diversityicebreaker.com/virtual-di

The goal of the workshop is to validate the concept of the Virtual Diversity Icebreaker. After the session, the participants will have the opportunity to give their feedback about the virtual experience.

Subscription is by email to piotr@human-factors.no .

AULA is a collaborative 3D environment, based on real-time interaction with avatars: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyjoMVLsNxQ

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AULA für die Geschäftskunden von Swisscom

vComm freut sich, AULA ab sofort auch den Geschäftskunden von Swisscom anbieten zu können. Diese virtuelle Umgebung ermöglicht es Mitarbeitenden, einfacher innerhalb des Unternehmens, aber auch mit externen Partnern, zusammenzuarbeiten.

Vor einem Jahr hat vComm AULA an der Swisscom Dialog Arena (SDA) in Luzern präsentiert. Die Besucher konnten in der 3D-Umgebung eine Reihe von Lösungen für Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation ausprobieren. In der Folge zeigte Swisscom die virtuelle Umgebung von vComm an weiteren Anlässe in der Schweiz, und am World VR Forum 2016 und an der CeBIT 2016 stellte sie den Virtual Reality Preview Release von AULA vor.

Cloud-Dienste, stabiles Internet und der Trend hin zu global verteilten Teams haben in vielen Firmen die Prozesse zur digitalen Transformation ausgelöst. Das Bedürfnis, innerhalb von Teams, aber auch über die Teamgrenzen hinaus, online zusammenzuarbeiten, steigt stetig. vComm bietet mit AULA Mitarbeitenden die Möglichkeit, sich effizient miteinander auszutauschen und dabei unterschiedliche Anwendungen auf einer Oberfläche zu integrieren. Damit begleitet vComm Geschäftskunden auf ihrem Weg in die digitale Welt – künftig auch zusammen mit Swisscom, einem der innovativsten Unternehmen weltweit.

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AULA VR – Swisscom and vComm together at CeBIT 2016

From 14 to 18 March, vComm joined Swisscom to present the virtual reality “Workplace of the Future” at CeBIT in Hannover. Swisscom demonstrated immersive workspaces that vComm has developed in their collaborative 3D environment AULA.

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Wearing VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, visitors were immersed together in a shared virtual space where they could interact with each other almost as easily as in the real world. By using collaboration tools like card walls and shared whiteboards, users came away with the feeling that they had been working together as they would in a real physical office.

The VR presentation drew a large number of visitors to the stand. The immersive experience was received enthusiastically and generated many creative discussions around ways to bring people closer together in a world that tends to be more and more distributed.

At Swisscom, AULA has already been in use for two years, providing collaborative online sales training for their 1,200 retail staff.  In addition to presentations and group workshops, users participate in dynamic role-play scenarios in a virtual 3D shop.

AULA is currently in production in a number of large enterprises using a well established easy to use screen-based 3D approach. vComm is now extending AULA to make it ready for virtual reality. Our six years of experience in developing online 3D collaboration environments  give us a deep insight from which to establish solid use cases for virtual reality that have the potential to completely change the way people collaborate and work together in the future.

The CeBIT in Hannover is the world’s largest trade fair that receives more than 200,000 visitors each year.