ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive Super Bowl Party Spread from Today

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 20, 2018 7:22:00 PM

ThingLink user: Today Party Spread (click to explore live)

Description: Using ThingLink, Today "takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect table scape with a roundup of some of their favorite snacks that are easy enough for any home cook to master, tasty enough to satisfy any palate — and pretty enough to impress family friends." This interactive infographic is layered with seven unique recipes that viewers can click and unlock for their Super Bowl party. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Dairy Farm Experience from Discovery Education

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 12, 2018 10:40:08 PM

ThingLink user: Discovery Education (click to explore live)

Description: Discovery Education created an interactive 360° experience to teach viewers how #STEM has impacted dairy farming.  Click on each of the hotspots to discover the cows, communities and journey of dairy that transports students and viewers straight to the farm. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360

CONTEXT IS THE KING: THE PROMISE OF VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES IN CORPORATE LEARNING

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Feb 1, 2018 11:50:14 PM

I was recently reading about the transitioning landscape for corporate learning. Experts in the area are not holding back their views about the need for change. “We’re in early stages of a major disruption”, writes Josh Bersins, founder of Bersin by Deloitte. “The need to modernize corporate learning is critical”, says Barbara Kurshan director of Academic Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania. The main drivers for change, as Bersin and Kurshan note, are quite clear:

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Topics: VR, virtual tour, 360, corporate learning

Image of the Week: Interactive Tech Specs from Rad Power Bikes

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 30, 2018 8:13:04 PM

ThingLink user: Rad Power Bikes Tech Specs (click to explore live)

Description: ThingLink is an ideal solution for providing detailed product tech specs on their respective landing pages.  Rad Power Bikes deconstructs one of their popular models with hotpots that provide more information about each part of the bike.  Customers can read more about the wheels, seat, handle bars, pedals and more directly from one image.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

5 Enhancements to ThingLink 360°  

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 18, 2018 12:30:34 AM

Since we released ThingLink 360 last year, our team has gathered tons of feedback and feature requests from many user groups.  This batch of enhancements includes many of the top 360 requests from our users in 2017, and we're excited to share them with you in this blog post.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360

Image of the Week: Interactive Infographic from Walmart

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 17, 2018 11:22:45 PM

ThingLink user: Walmart (click to explore live)

Description: "Eye-tracking studies show internet readers pay close attention to information-carrying images. In fact, when the images are relevant, readers spend more time looking at the images than they do reading text on the page." (source). In 2018, Infographics will continue to be a popular tool for digital professionals to present information or market products.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Advent Calendar from KiKA

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 8, 2018 11:16:22 PM

ThingLink user: KiKA - Beutolomäus Series

Description: The series about Beutolomäus, the loyal and faithful fellow of Santa Claus, ranks among the most popular programs in German children's television. For the first time ever, this year's new production shows the endearing Beutolomäus character as a computer animated figure via CGI. As one of the supplements alongside the 24 episode series (December 1st - 24th) KiKA devised a well-designed Advent calendar, using ThingLink to place the calendar windows inside the 360° view of Santa Claus' house. Children were able to enter the house and discover the 24 windows containing cooking recipes, book reviews, tips for cutting and sticking, a Beutolomäus game, and exclusive backstage material from the TV production.  Every Sunday revealed a competition for the viewers to win a prize.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360

Use Google Street View to create interactive 360° experiences on ThingLink

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 19, 2017 12:47:03 AM

Have you been searching for an easy way to acquire 360° images, but don't have a 360° camera?  In this blog post you will learn the simple steps needed to download a 360° image from Google Street View (GSV) using Pano Fetch and upload it to ThingLink.  This process only takes one minute and will provide you with a vast library of high quality 360° images covering many topics. 

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Topics: Visual Web, VR, 360

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Experience by WaterAid

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 18, 2017 11:49:43 PM

ThingLink user: WaterAid 360° Experience (click to explore live)

Description: WaterAid is a magnificent organization that has teams in 34 countries that work to change millions of lives every year with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.  In a recent article, WaterAid introduces their supporters to Tombohuaun, a village located deep in the jungle of Sierra Leone.  Within this article readers will find a unique and engaging 360° experience, allowing them to see the village and get to know the people who live there.  A second image details the village waterhole so that WaterAid can explain the challenges faced while living with dirty water.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360

Image of the Week: Interactive Map from Todo-Mail

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 13, 2017 12:57:56 AM

ThingLink user: Todo-Mail (click to explore live)

Description: The countries of Latin America are famous for their ellaborate and beautiful dance routines. Todo-Mail collected all of the typical traditional dances across Latin America and presented their findings in an shareable interactive map.  Hovering over each country will reveal a YouTube video that details their traditional dance routines like Brazil's Samba or Dominican Republic's Merengue. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web