MemberJul 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm
I think in due time VR spaces can become just as mainstream as Miro or MURAL functionalities, and with the same level of data security.
Especially for collaborations in an extremely international context VR looks very promising. Recently we were invited in the laboratory environment of such a firm and they are already actively experimenting with this, they even added a VR specialist to their team from the gaming industry! So, for me it’s clear that any time soon we’ll see the first “marketable experiments” coming up.
And with reason; infinity whiteboards like MURAL, Miro, Microsoft Whiteboard etc are (for me at least) far too one-dimensional to be compared to the connection and experience you get when you have an active and energetic session with your team in a real life Obeya. I expect that VR in the end will be able to approach this experience better.
Having said that, I do completely agree with Tim that the technology isn’t there yet and that the current infinity options are working very well and are probably the best way to go if you want to start tomorrow. (Credits for Tim by the way, he has built an extremely well functioning setup in MURAL we recently had the pleasure to experiment with it. It works great.).
But in the meantime…. We are having so much fun with our little experiments and just playing around with it you can already really grasp what such VR environments could look like and get acquainted with the technology…
On top that, being able to walk around in a space that has literally no limits, really pushed our thinking on the boundaries of “normal” Obeya’s. It sparks your imagination and creativity in ways that MURAL or Miro will never do. I strongly recommend everyone to give it a go!