The mandatory cancellations and or postponements of meetings and all kinds of corporative events due to COVID has brought about the need of finding alternatives for companies to remain as active as possible.
Technology has once again become the answer to many corporative needs, and virtual events have been keeping professionals and businesses afloat.
Virtual platforms provide a way of connecting without the need for physical environments, becoming extraordinarily powerful tools in situations where a company has delegates in various geographical areas, remote workers or the need to bring together a large number of participants.
While it is true that apps such as Skype, Zoom or hangouts have been effective options for video conference meetings or webinars, they are not designed to hold events where hundreds of attendees take part simultaneously and aim to interact with each other. And let’s face it, ‘zoom fatigue’ is real!
This is precisely the value of avatar-based platforms: the interactivity. It’s simply not enough to have the events done via video calls. ‘Personal contact’ needs to feel as real as possible, where our relations are close despite being afar.
Here is where interactive avatars shine: they can mimic the experience of assisting a real-life event but in a virtual format. To achieve this, the participants created their avatar making it resemble themselves as much as they would like. They then can walk through the event, attend sessions, and even have a conversation and talk naturally through 3D audio and voice.
These technological advances may still sound like science-fiction for some, but in reality, 3D avatars are our alter ego in the virtual world, a representation of ourselves that allows us to take part in a wide amount and variety of virtual events.
3D AVATARS: THE NEW PROTAGONISTS IN THE GAMIFICATION OF CORPORATE EVENTS
Virtual platforms have undoubtedly become the best alternative to follow the lockdown rules and ensure productive remote work. Nevertheless, technology is unstoppable, and it was time to create an option that integrated gamification while ensuring real-time connections between users.
Virtway Events avatar-based event platform stands out from the rest due to various factors: the realism of their interactive avatars, the high level of interaction between them, and the 3D technology behind it.
In fact, the 3D spatial audio allows for natural conversations to take place in all kinds of events, from conferences to team building or breakout sessions, networking activities, online courses or even webinars… everything is done in real-time and depends on the proximity between avatars.
As if this were not enough, these interactive avatars can also exchange any type of information in different formats, and even show emotions through animations (such as clapping or greeting).
The examples of avatar-based virtual events are diverse, but they can be applied to all types of virtual corporative event:
- Trade fairs, conventions, and conferences: Avatars have an extremely interactive role during these events… just as they would in-person. For example, in a conference or fair businesses can set up their booths or information stands with 3D avatars that stand for the company representatives. Attendees can easily contact assistants and network or ask questions in real-time.
Technology provides the possibility of organizing corporative events with realistic avatars that will not only meet the needs of the participants, but also draw their attention to a virtual platform attractive enough that recreates these real-life situations with a touch of creativity.
- Virtual Team Building activities: it covers a series of activities for remote workers, designed to turn into interactive virtual meetings which feel real and look for the closeness among the assistants. The 3D interactive avatars resemble each of the participants, both employees and activity organizers.
There are several Team Building activities available, from games to conferences and meetings. However, there is one which is specially active and requires a lot of communication between the participants: virtual Escape Rooms with avatars, an activity in which, without the need of using VR goggles, you experience a completely immersive environment with outstanding results.
- Virtual meeting rooms: online training should not just limit to employees taking courses with interactive content, it should go a step further and become a school that provides its assistants with a highly interactive virtual learning experience.
For that, virtual training systems based on avatars are the ideal tool to offer an authentic digital experience for collaborative learning. Each avatar can be personalized, which enhances the sense of being face-to-face. It is also possible to ask questions in real time, have a conversation, as well as exchange information in different formats.
Virtual event platforms with 3D avatars give us the chance of recreating realistic situations as well as designing immersive experiences inside this virtual world. The technology behind each of these interactive avatars makes it possible to use them in corporate virtual scenarios which ensure fully interactive and realistic activities.