Our Projects

Below is a full list of clients and projects that we’ve been involved with over the last few years:

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Alex - Staffordshire University Chatbot



Alex  is a virtual librarian that we developed for the Staffordshire University library and information services team.  As with many of our chatbot projects the Staffordshire team first took soundings from staff and students as to what the avatar should look like. Daden then provided an HTML/AJAX template for the...Read More »

UEL Library Chatbot



eLisa is a virtual librarian that we developed for the University of East London library and learning services. As with many of our chatbot projects the UEL team first took soundings from staff and students as to what the avatar should look like. Daden then provided an HTML/AJAX template for...Read More »

Virtual Library of Birmingham - Virtual vs Real


The new £188.8m Library of Birmingham opened to the public on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. In 2009, during the design stage, Birmingham City Council contracted immersive environment specialists Daden Limited to deliver a 3-dimensional interactive model of the new library, to support community engagement, to inform the internal...Read More »

Virtual Geology Field-Trip - The Open University


Through a £1m grant awarded by the Wolfson Foundation the Open University (OU) are developing The OpenScience Laboratory, an online laboratory for practical science teaching. Guided by rigorous research, the laboratory will inspire students and transform access to the world of science. As well as housing existing Open...Read More »

Virtual Assistive House - Guidepost Trust


Guideposts exists to provide services to meet individual needs so that each person has the opportunity to fulfil their aspirations and maximise their potential. They aim to provide services to help all people lead independent lives, working with people who have mental health issues, dementia, learning disabilities, physical...Read More »

Psychology Training - University of the West of England

UWE - Psychology Training

The University of the West of England (UWE) won a bid from the Higher Education Academy to fund the development of three immersive online simulations in Second Life to facilitate the engagement of undergraduate psychology students with the application of the discipline to work environments.

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3D Teaching Environment - City Academy Norwich

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 »

Nursing Patient Transfer Trainer - University of the West of England

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 of the West of England. The simulation included tasks around equipment and logistics...Read More »

Training in Bereavement - Birmingham Bereavement Project, NHS

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 - University of the West of England

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 »

Virtual Training for Accountancy Tools - University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF), commissioned Daden to develop several accountancy orientation exercises in Second Life on UCF’s campus “ReallyEngagingAccounting” area. 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 using...Read More »

Virtual Campus - Hamdan Bin Mohammed eUniversity Dubai

HBMeU wished to create a virtual campus for university staff, faculty, learners, and the community, and in particular to support distance learning students. The campus included common areas and areas that only students or members of staff could access depending on their user id’s. Facilities on...Read More »

Virtual Characters for Care training – Coventry University

As part of the JISC funded PREVIEW project 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.
[Daden had already worked with the University to train a small number of lecturers and students to...Read More »

Sun Tzu - The Greybeards Project

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 »

Virtual Library of Birmingham - Birmingham City Council

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 »

Genetic screening virtual application - University of Leicester

Daden created a virtual laboratory 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 disease. Daden developed the...Read More »

Space Debris Simulation - NASA/Florida Chapter of UNO

space debris

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 »

Virtual Science Map - British Science Festival

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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.

More details on the Virtual Science microsite
Visit the BSF2010 build in SL

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Hurricane Shelter Training - New York City Office of Emergency Management


Working through a US consultancy, Daden created an immersive learning exercise for training Emergency Managers from the new York City Office of Emergency Management on what to do when a hurricane strikes. The exercise involves the learner taking the role of the Hurricane Shelter Manager who then have...Read More »

SL training and RegAPI - Barnfield College

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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.

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SL Training Build - South Lanarks Core Connex

south lanark street

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.

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Daden Cays and Homestead Client - Metaversense/Cellcom

star island

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.

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SL Training Build - Ufi/LearnDirect


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 - AWM IDM Project


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 »

"Apollo 11" SL Educational Build - North Lanarkshire Council


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 »

Virtual Librarian, LISA - University of Wolverhampton

lisa chatbot

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 »

SL Build - Southampton University

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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 »

Paramedic Training - St George's Hopsital


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.

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Coventry University - Feb 08 to Mar 09

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 »

SL Build - Wolverhampton University

wolverhampton build

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.

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Creative Faculty and Information Sciences Maze - Southampton Solent University


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 »

SL Marketing Build - Clusta and a major Financial Services Company

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 »

SL Machinima - Infinite Wisdom


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 »

Daden Cays Client - Elevate


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.

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SL Build and Consultancy - Digital Birmingham


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 »

"Millenium Point Campus" SL Training Build - Birmingham City University


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 »

Virtual Newsreader, Kate - Grimsby Telegraph

grimsby kate

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.

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Web Chatbot - Hanover Housing


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 »

SL Build - Serious Games Institute

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 »

SL Event - Holon Institute of Technology, Israel


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.

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SL Marketing Campaign - Cow PR and Vauxhall

corsa kiosk

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 »

SL Build - Coventry University

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 »