Below is a full list of clients and projects that we’ve been involved with over the last few years:
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City Academy Norwich (CAN), commissioned us to design and deliver a new 3D virtual teaching environment. The environment consists of a 1:1 model of the new City Academy building, and four satellite islands (or hubs) which will be used for active STEM learning with an emphasis...Read More »
Using PIVOTE a training simulation of the processes around the transfer of a patient from one hospital to another was created for the eLearning Support Unit within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at University for West England. The simulation included tasks around equipment and logistics management, talking...Read More »
As part of the Birmingham Bereavement Project, this pilot project examines bereavement training using virtual world technology. It seeks to assist in improving communication and practical care at end of life and bereavement.
A scenario-based training exercise has been developed using Daden’s PIVOTE vlearning software....Read More »
SHELLA – Simulations in Higher Education Linguistic Localised Avatar
Project aimed at providing information and support to students, with the secondary objective of utilising the concept to support the delivery of learning simulations. Its main objective is to harness the reach and effect of information already available...Read More »
The University of Central Florida (UCF), commissioned Daden Limited (Daden) to develop several accountancy orientation exercises in Second Life on UCF’s campus “ReallyEngagingAccounting”. Students were set exercises in-world and submitted their homework through the dropbox system available on the campus. Daden developed several multi-user training exercises...Read More »
HBMeU wished to create a virtual campus for university staff, faculty, learners, applicants and the community. The campus included common areas and areas that only students or members of staff could access depending on their user id’s. Facilities on the campus includes, lecture theatre, classrooms, break...Read More »
The “Greybeards Project” was about designing virtual guides for virtual worlds that can help people in their journeys. The first of these “Virtual Guides” was Sun Tzu who was demonstrated for the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) exhibit at MODSIM World on October 14-16,...Read More »
The £188.8m Library of Birmingham will be a major new cultural destination, rewriting the book for 21st century public libraries. It opens in 2013. During the design stage Birmingham City Council contracted Daden to deliver an interactive virtual model of the new library, primarily to support community engagement,...Read More »
Daden awarded a contract to create the laboratory functionality to enable scenario-based training as part of the University of Leicester’s SWIFT project in Second Life. Based on Daden’s open-source award winning software PIVOTE, the project enables students to learn how to screen for inherited genetic...Read More »
Daden originally created this scaled simulation of low orbit and geostationary debris as a pro-bono project for the NASA/Florida Chapter of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) back in 2009. Recently the Chapter wanted to move the simulation to Dream Metaverse/OSGrid on OpenSim. Daden ported all the assets and...Read More »
The 2010 British Science Festival was held in Birmingham, so we worked with BSF to create a map in Second Life of all the UK science-related projects being undertaken there.
Working through a US consultancy, Daden created a PIVOTE based Hurricane Shelter Learning Simulation exercise for training Emergency Managers what to do when a hurricane strikes. The exercise involves the learner taking the role of the Hurricane Shelter Manager – opening, running and closing the shelter. The training...Read More »
Daden provided Barnfield College staff with a variety of Second Life building/scripting and server/AI scripting training courses and tutorials to support them in their own SL builds. We have also provided them with our managed RegAPI service for SL.Read More »
A learning environment on teen Grid to teach young people in South Lanarks about issues such as knife crime, territorialism and sectarianism. Used the PIVOTE open-source virtual training authoring tool.Read More »
Virtual solution provider Metaversense hosts its SL offices on Daden Cays, and working with Metaversense we provided mobile operator Cellcom with a homestead island for its own Second Life trial.Read More »
Through LearnDirect the UK Government’s University for Industry delivers vocational distance-learning to adult learners. As part of a modernisation of their services they have been assessing a variety of new technologies and Daden was commissioned to build proofs-of-concept for two learning exercises in SL – an NVQ in...Read More »
Theatrebase was an Advantage West Midlands funded project to develop a proof of concept of how virtual worlds could be used by theatres and touring companies to improve their planning and management of the technical aspects of backstage operations. Working with Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Hippodrome...Read More »
As an innovative way to get people involved in space exploration and to better understand the legacy of Apollo 11 we created a simulation of Tranquility Base in Second Life which lets students follow the exact paths walked by Armstrong and Aldrin and view the photos they took...Read More »
University of Wolverhampton’s Library runs ASSIST – an on-line information service. The client wanted a “virtual librarian” chatbot to support students and staff by responding to the most common user queries.
Main criteria for choosing a Daden chatbot solution was lightweight to implement and maintain, easily controllable,...Read More »
Southampton University had several departmental led SL builds but the University marketing department was keen to bring them together as a cohesive, branded whole. We built the home sim for the University, basing it not on campus buildings but on the topography of the campus which has a...Read More »
As part of the JISC PREVIEW project we created a training and assessment system for paramedics in Second Life. The system that we developed has since been released into Open Source as PIVOTE and is being used and trialled by educators across the globe.
Visit the PREVIEW web site
Coventry University wanted to explore how problem based in Second Life could be used for training care home managers and for problem based distance-learning. For the training we used our Discourse chatbot system to drive avatars in Second Life, which could then be used in a number of...Read More »
We built an initial presence in Second Life to support their School of Computing and Information Technology – particularly for students on their Gaming and Digital Media courses.Read More »
We’ve completed two projects for Southampton Solent University. The first was to create a whole sim build for their Creative Arts faculty – a large imagined build featuring a large auditorium and catwalk for fashion shows, a working lighting desk, nightclub and shop units. The second build was...Read More »
For this client we redeveloped an entire sim and several floating islands to create a number of areas of interest – including a maze and a lovely pastoral area of raised beds, butterflies and swings. We then created a huge geodesic structure to hold examples of the clients...Read More »
Video production company Infinite Wisdom were looking for an innovative way to make a cause related web soap pilot. They gave us the RL script they were shooting, and images of the actors and set, and we created the same scene using our AI based virtual actors –...Read More »
Elevate – a construction skills project in the North-West run out of Blackburn College – which has taken space on our Daden Cays virtual business park to develop virtual training for construction trades.Read More »
We used our innovative Datascape to produce a dynamic map of Birmingham in Second Life using Google Maps, overlaying it with 3D models, 360 degree panorama, videos and web cams. This has not only brought interest in Birmingham through in-world and tech PR but also acted as...Read More »
Daden built BCU’s Millennium Point campus building in Second Life. This is a BIG building covering 2 sims at 1:1 scale. Daden detailed all the public areas and some private BCU areas and sourced and customised camera equipment to be used by students on health & safety training...Read More »
A web based chatbot which acted as a virtual newsreader for the Grimsby Telegraph – Kate enabled reporters to enter a daily news summary which she can then read out to visitors.Read More »
As part of a website redesign Hanover Housing were looking for a new way to help their users – many elderly and unfamiliar with the web – to find the right information on their web site. We created a chatbot for Hanover Housing which would not only repond...Read More »
Daden helped advise the Serious Games Institute on the development of its SL island, and built a Registration System and Orientation Area to allow visitors to its web site to sign up and enter SL directly without visiting the SL web site or the public SL orientation. Daden...Read More »
Daden helped the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel to host its first (and probably Israel’s first) mixed RL-SL conference, with slides and audio streamed to audiences in both locations.Read More »
Working with Cow PR and Vauxhall we arranged with over 50 major property owners in Second Life to deploy voting kiosks and gather votes for the Corsa Guide to Second Life micro-site. Winners were announced at a major party at Wheelies, attended by senior execs from General Motors...Read More »
We helped Coventry University get set up in Second Life. We provided consulting support to their senior staff, and skills training and support to a team of student builders. As a result the University now has a cadre of skilled builders to move faculty projects forward. We have...Read More »