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Daden is David Burden's personal consultancy which has been researching, developing and advising on metaverse/immersive 3D and chatbot/conversational AI solutions for over a decade. Daden's focus is on how these technologies can help clients deliver better outcomes for their customers, their staff and their organisations. Daden is active in 3 main areas:

David gave his first Metaverse presentation in around 2007! Headset and Desktop based Virtual Reality enables uses to be not only immersed within an environment, but also to feel presence, embodiment and agency. This makes VR a powerful environment within which to learn, train, collaborate, socialise and explore.  

Daden can help you understand the psychological and pedagogic basis for immersive 3D, understand the key design decisions, and appreciate the affordances of the different platforms and approaches which are available.

Beyond that Daden can put VR and Mixed Reality (MR) into the context of virtual worlds and the "metaverse", and help you leverage David's over 20 years of experience within these environments.

David's books on the Metaverse will be published by Taylor & Francis in 2024.

Virtual Humans

Chatbots seems to tame a name for what interests us about virtual beings with whom you can talk, train and even play. 

Daden primarily focus on how you can use virtual humans for training (typically within virtual reality environments), for employee support - such as virtual mentors and assistants, and most powerfully how virtual humans could be the future of corporate and personal knowledge management.

And by the way David  did write the book on it.


Wargaming is a term with a lot of baggage. Some prefer to call it scenario-gaming or scenario-exploration as that is what it's really all about - here's a scenario (be it military, civil or even personal) now how would you (and your team) deal with it.

As well as the more traditional aspects of wargaming Daden is particularly interested in the intersection between wargaming, virtual reality/mixed reality and virtual beings, from immersive 3D environments as virtual war-rooms to having virtual beings participate as characters, and even players, within the scenario.

David is currently doing a PhD on urban wargaming, and has a book due out in 2024 from Taylor & Francis on the "Military Metaverse".

Defence Projects

Much of Daden's work has been within the Defence community, involving well over two dozen projects covering all of the areas described above - 3D immersive environments, virtual humans and wargaming.


Hover over an image for a testimonial or review, and scroll sideways to see more projects....

About Us

Daden was founded in 2004 (and is still run) by me, David Burden. I have been working with chatbots and 3D immersive environments for almost  25 years. In 2021 I transitioned Daden from being a VR/chatbot software development and solutions company to being my own personal consultancy, dedicating to bring my extensive experience in these innovative and challenging technologies to a wider audience through primarily knowledge-led engagements - helping you to better understand them, use them to the best effect within your organisation, and avoiding the pitfalls and problems that they can bring. 

 If you need help in understanding what VR, immersive environments, virtual humans, chatbots and scenario gaming are all about then get in contact, and check out the following services...


Contact Us

Daden Limited

103 Oxford Rd



B13 9SG

United Kingdom

t: +44 (0)7811 266199


twitter/x: @davidburden or @urbanwargamer

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