May, 2012

Mobile Integration of 3D Simulations and Serious Games

Advancements in mobile devices have changed even the relatively new world of training using 3D simulations and serious games. Cutting edge companies like Designing Digitally, Inc. are able to provide complete compatibility between these highly interactive types of training and computers, smartphones and other types of mobile devices. With online training it is also important to consider the cutting edge markets including Android tablets and Ipads, both which are ideal for our 3D training simulations and serious games. The benefit to a company, business or agency is that anyone that needs the training can complete it, regardless if they have access to a desktop or laptop computer.

Imagine how much easier it would be if representatives or technicians in the field could log into a 3D simulation or serious game if they encounter something they aren’t sure how to handle. They can use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to enter the virtual environment and learn the skill needed, review a protocol or even try out a potential solution before actually implementing it in reality. This can save an incredible amount of time, multiple calls back and forth to supervisors or tech support as well as gives the employee a boost of self-confidence as they quickly and efficiently find the answer to the problem. Since the programs designed by Designing Digitally, Inc. will work with iOS, Android devices and computers, there are options for your training needs..

Mobile devices can also be used as part of a professional development and training program that occurs right in the field. Bar codes can be scanned to bring up information on a product, allowing the employee to have details and information virtually instantaneously. This is ideal for employees providing assistance to customers since specific information about the product will appear right on the display of the mobile device, ensuring that the customer is getting the most accurate data. Employees can also bring up information and become more fluent on different aspects of a product as they play through the serious game or the 3D simulation. This aspect can be provided by augmented reality that allows information to be overlaid on the image in the simulation or can also enhance the learners experience with video, graphics and sound.

This type of training using mobile devices can be either a single player stand alone type of training atmosphere that allows a virtually unlimited number of users to be on the 3D simulation at the same time. The players are unaware of others on the system, providing a private and supportive type of learning environment. Other options include adding multiplayer interactions where players are aware of each other in the serious game or 3D simulation. This is a great idea for competitive types of trainings and assessment of employee competency in specific areas.

Having all of this available on any smartphone or mobile device expands your virtual training options to reach everyone in your business, organization, agency or company. At Designing Digitally, Inc. we have experience in creating these types of multiple device compatible serious games and 3D simulations. If you think this may be just the training option you need talk to one of our staff and we can get started in taking your virtual training to the next technology level.