Pro Tip! When you're viewing a Vv in VR, drag your finger on the phone screen to re-orient the content that you're viewing!
Visual Vocal is a communication tool that allows distributed teams to collaborate on projects using shared virtual reality experiences. Visual Vocal ties together data, media, and first-hand impressions to help teams ask each other difficult questions, gather feedback, and ultimately make informed strategy decisions that improve subsequent communications.
The Visual Vocal software consists of a smartphone application and online authoring portal. Project leaders are granted the ability to create and share Vv’s, or collections of 360° images that tell a particular design story. Project leaders can annotate and organize their collections of images to tell a story or pose questions for end-users to answer.
Visual Vocal ties together data, media, and first-hand impressions to help distributed teams ask each other difficult questions, gather feedback, and ultimately make informed strategy decisions that improve subsequent communications. Visual Vocal is a combination smartphone application and back-end web service. 360° stereo images are collected from a variety of sources and uploaded to our secure server. Via a web interface, a project leader annotates and organizes the images to tell a story and set the stage for key questions. The set of questions can be presented as text or additional visual variants of the key images. Project members, distributed around the world, can quickly open, step in, and record feedback on an immersive set of questions. The Visual Vocal experience is rendered on common smartphones and uses commodity VR lens attachments to let project members jump into the decision making process wherever they are, without needing high-end equipment or controlled environments. As project members submit their feedback, the Project Owner gets notifications and can review the feedback on their own smartphone. As a project evolves, new content and questions are sent out to an evolving list of invitees.