InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleBusiness applications for Virtual World Platforms for Training
Primary AuthorOlinkha Gustafson-Pearce, Brunel University
Other Author(s) Susan Grant
Pages 584 - 595
Article ID sdm15-054
Publication Date 02-May-16

In this paper the authors discuss the use of a Virtual World (VW) platform for knowledge exchange within a complex supply chain related to the Insurance industry. A key feature of the VW is user engagement, which enables the participant to interact within the environment as if they were ‘really there’. Potential uses of the VW are discussed such as non co-located participants meetings to socialise, exchange data in real time, network and attend a variety of ‘virtual’ functions such as lectures, seminars, tutorials and peer meetings. The participants of this pilot study explored a designed and created 3D environment and, during ‘break out’ sessions, discussed the potential use of the platform within the insurance industry.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015