360-degree images and videos can help learners develop understanding of real-world environments outside their physical learning space, but trying to successfully setup over twenty headsets for a shared VR experience is not easy. For a while, we have been thinking of an alternative solution, based on the following three assumptions
Topics: Product Marketing
ThingLink user: KiKA - Interactive 360° (created with new editor)
Description: Have you ever been tasked with the goal of providing the engaged fans of your organization with a digital behind-the-scene experience, but didn't have access to intuitive tools to help drive the project? Interactive 360° behind-the-scene tours solve this problem by giving editorial and marketing teams the power to create unique, immersive and actionable tours fast and without the need to loop in many resources.
ThingLink user: Daytona International Speedway - Interactive map
Description: Aerial views + interactive hotspots = a match made in heaven. Using ThingLink, Daytona creates an interactive facilities map that lives in the plan your visit section of their website. Scroll over the map to check out each location and find out more about Daytona! This information is relative to many events here at Daytona International Speedway including Speedweeks and the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
ThingLink user: TODAY Show - Interactive how to guide (created with new editor)
Description: The TODAY Show provides their read with a handy guide to clean everything on their checklist, room by room. Just click on the circles within each room to see the item and click "read more" to see the full story. Interactive visual storytelling within editorial content is much more engaging and provides readers with a clean user experience for discovering additional information.
ThingLink user: Euromate - Interactive world map (created with new editor)
Description: Air quality experts Euromate use a ThingLink interactive infographic to market some of the services they provide. Poor air quality creates an unhealthy workplace that leads to unpleasant health conditions and polluted indoor air can arise in different places due to various causes. Navigating the office building infographic below will teach you about these issues and how to get in touch with Euromate for office air cleaners.
ThingLink user: Daily Mail - Interactive world map
Description: The Daily Mail uses an interactive map within their editorial article to showcase what British food favorites are missed most when moving abroad based on the most commonly exported goods from home. Depicting this type of information can be done through a chart or long list, but this far less visual and engaging. Using an interactive map allows Daily Mail to keep the article shorter and presents information in more user friendly way to readers. For example, maybe I am from Britain and living in the United States. I can instantly hover over USA on the map learn that the most common exports are Heinz Baked Beans, Warburton's Crumpets and Robinsons Squash.
ThingLink has been selected as one of the two winners of the 2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa-Al Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in Education. The Prize awards individuals and organizations that are carrying out outstanding projects leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities. The laureates of the Prize receive international recognition as an innovative example of the use of ICT in education worldwide, as well as a diploma and a monetary award of USD 25,000.
ThingLink is starting an interactive video pilot program for higher education and eLearning. The goal is to collect feedback from our users regarding:
ThingLink user: Interactive World Tour - (built with tour creator)
Description: Our new tour creator feature opens the door to endless creative possibilities. With tour creator you can seamlessly build any ThingLink media (images, videos, 360 images) into a unified tour experience. One great use case is to use a 2d image like a map or floor plan as your "home" or "base" image. You can transport your viewers to different locations on the map, allowing them to learn more and eventually return to the original map to continue exploring different locations.
ThingLink user: Sears Home Services - Top Signs You Are Misusing Your Fridge (created with new editor)
Description: Sears Home Services uses an interactive infographic to visually educate their customers within a blog post on their corporate website. Sears experts offer their insights into common ways people improperly care for their fridges — and how you can correct these bad behaviors. Hover over or click on the image to see the pop-up tips and videos. For example, one common problem is overloading your fridge and an easy solution is to clean out the fridge regularly and toss anything past its prime.