October, 2012

October, 2012

Immediate Updating Using Content Management Systems in 3D Simulations

At Designing Digitally, Inc. our goal is to utilize the content management systems and existing hardware that you have to develop highly effective virtual training programs for your company, business, agency or organization. One of the most valuable but often overlooked features of 3D simulations is that they can be literally updated in real time by the client, providing the most specific and accurate simulation possible. This includes the ability to use content management systems that are connected directly to the actions, text and audio used with the 3D environment to make these instantaneous changes.

Once the system is set up and the virtual training developed it is possible to continually allow the system to evolve based on the learner’s responses in the training. This means that you don’t need to contact a Designing Digitally, Inc. staff member, designer or program developer, as the person with administrative access you can do this on your own. Not only does this save money in having to constantly go back to the company that built it for you, but it also allows you to tweak the 3D simulation to further provide the specificity that you require in your training.

There are lots of companies out there that provide 3D simulations but they require that even the smallest changes to the training occur through their professionals. We design the content management system specifically to your requirements which means that the need to change the data is minimal. However, our system does provide the option for those with administrative access to alter text or to change out an MP3.

One of the unique options that we offer that will mesh with your current content management system are the use of specific types of branding and overall training needs. Our professionals are here to work with you and to follow your requests, not to somehow take an existing 3D simulation or serious game and just throw in your colors, brand name or logos. We are committed to making each 3D simulation, learning environment and serious game completely unique to your needs, which includes the level of control that you want to have on an ongoing basis to make changes to the virtual environment.

It is important to consider how you want to limit access to the content management system. This means deciding who has the ability to make changes in the 3D training simulation or serious game and what changes can be made by these individuals. Generally changes will enhance the choices or supplement the learning within the specific part of the game, simulation or module. These choices, learning outcomes or information provided may not have been identified when the 3D training simulation was first developed, but have surfaced as participants work through the training. This flexibility is incredibly important for our customers, ensuring that they have a training module or 3D simulation that can be adapted over time. While you won’t be able to create new simulations from the existing program you can make the text or MP3 changes on your own. In addition we can certainly work with you on developing new and diverse simulations in the future.

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