Augmented Reality User Guide – Bringing Your Content To Life

BY KAYLA NOBREGA

Your company already has content for the different operations that happen throughout the different departments. Are the booklets being read? Are the user and maintenance guides being used for their intended purpose?

People do not refer to guides unless they are needed, and when they are needed it is usually due to an urgent matter. Augmented Reality makes your content easily accessible and helps display it in a way that is easy to follow and understand.

Augmented Reality adds a layer of entertainment to the information as well. Content that is important can also be displayed in a way that makes it exciting to look at; AR does this in a way that makes sense and engages the viewer.

Use of Augmented Reality technology enables a company to have their own mobile application which can be used internally, or by consumers as well.

Below is an example of how Augmented Reality guides work.

 

Virtual Reality Skills Training for Health and Safety Executives

BY KAYLA NOBREGA

 

One of the benefits of Virtual Reality is that a user can be immersed in any kind of environment, and experience a number of different circumstances as if they were actually happening. This is why Virtual Reality is the perfect training to tool for Health and Safety inspections.

Virtual Reality Training is risk-free, but because of how realistically it influences a user’s senses it gives life-like experience. This means that Health and Safety Executives can learn how to manage dangerous situations without their lives being put in danger to gain the experience they need.

For example, a fire can be simulated through a Virtual Reality experience and without the risk of getting burned or inhaling smoke, the trainee can experiment with the different tools required to put out the fire. Other dangers to consider such as electrical cables being present, or needed to evacuate people can also be simulated to ensure the trainee is fully equipped for real life situations.

 

HSE Training is broad and needs to cover a few areas. The type of training covered is dependent on the industry as well as the country in which the company is operating – due to different laws in place for Health and Safety requirements.

Below is an example of the kind of Virtual Reality training that can be done for the mining industry. You will note that the training is customized to the industry and the company.

 

Everything you need to know about Virtual Reality Training

BY KAYLA NOBREGA

 

There are many benefits to using Virtual Reality to train staff:

  • Time-efficient

It is found that Virtual Reality Training saves time. KFC’s traditional training of kitchen staff took an average of 30 minutes, whereas their Virtual Reality training content takes 10 minutes for staff to complete.

  • Repetitive

Virtual Reality training can be completed as many times as a user may need. This does not require a trainer to be available to host a training session more than once.

  • Easy to monitor

Staff can be assessed through Virtual Reality. Supervisors can evaluate staff progress and pinpoint areas of excellence as well as areas where improvement is required. Staff can also do this for themselves and be active in the direction of their own training.

  • Good Monetary Investment

The hardware for Virtual Reality training can be bought or rented through an agency. Training content is custom-made to fit the existing training modules of the business.

  • Fun

Virtual Reality training is fully immersive and highly interactive. The training can be gamified which creates an objective and reward system that enhances the trainee’s learning experience. Information that is shared in an engaging and entertaining way is more likely to be remembered than traditional textbook and classroom training.

How can VR be used in Executive Coaching

BY KAYLA NOBREGA 

 

We have discovered that there are so many ways that Virtual Reality can be used in every industry.

One of the industries that benefits from VR technology is Executive Coaching. Executive Coaching entails a personal partnership between a coach and a member of the corporate world, and together they set specific goals and work through achieving them for the success of the executive.

We had the pleasure of speaking with certified Executive Coach, Dennis Kight, about how VR technology can be used to help his clients overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

Below is a summary of our conversation:

  1. What is the role of an executive coach and how can VR assist with this role?

An executive coach is someone who partners up with an executive, or anyone in the corporate world, looking to overcome certain obstacles and necessary skills in order to achieve specific business successes.

VR can contribute to the coaching process by providing simulations of different experiences. For example, if a coach’s client is afraid of public speaking, a VR public speaking application immerses them into a life-like public event. The digital crowd acts as an audience, and the speaker will receive feedback on their volume, pace, eye contact, and overall delivery of their speech or presentation.

 

  1. What are the advantages of VR technology being used in the coaching process?

In order for coaching clients to grow towards their goals, they need to experience real situations and figure out ways to deal with them. The environment in which this happens needs to allow for mistakes and feedback.

Virtual Reality technology provides real experience within a safe environment. Using the public speaking example, it allows the client to practice speaking in front of an audience who are not making any judgements. The application gives feedback, and the coach is able to do so as well. This is a more cost-effective, affordable, and less time-consuming method of practice than putting the client in front of an actual crowd before their official speaking event.

 

  1. What other innovations are being applied to executive coaching?

Executive Coaching is a personal process between the coach and client. Technology is often misunderstood as removing the personal interaction. Dennis shared with us that he has built his business around the technology available to him as it helps him stay connected to his clients.

Through video conference applications, while he travels, he is able to hold sessions with his clients. Through such innovations, even though he is based in Dubai, he is able to speak with his clients in Australia and Europe, and continue his client sessions whenever he travels no matter where he goes.

 

For more of what we discussed, watch our YouTube video of Dennis Kight’s visit to Virtuality Studios.