client problem to solve
Anne from the University of Plymouth came to us with the problem of needing to excite and engage new & potential students on her course. How to provide them with a taster of what the geological course/career is like and the things they be doing during the degree.
One Polygon has created an engaging and hands-on VR application, demonstrating some of the exciting aspects of the course and future job prospects. By Utilising existing artifacts captured whilst in the field, the team created an application, that encourages exploration, discovery and taste of geomorphological expeditions. Users are able to explore a true-to-life geological lab and are able to experience the vast empty planes of the Atacama desert, in which users must discover, analyse and learn about the landscape to get a better understand of its past.
about the project:
“The project was about communicating and engaging with the science of Geomorphology, specifically understanding ancient catastrophic floods in the Atacama desert and what they can tell us about modern hazards in deserts. The VR project challenged me to think more imaginatively in terms of how to communicate the science element, and allow people to share the experience of exploration and detective work in reading a landscape and the clues within. For this to work effectively the immersive reality had to be convincing and high quality. Here the expectations were exceeded in terms of the visual quality and interactions enabled. As a result this has opened up ideas for the potential of future applications of this approach for education and marketing of university courses.”
working with one polygon:
“For someone ( such as me) relatively new to VR, but excited by its possibilities in communicating science, One Polygon were extremely supportive. They provided essential guidance and were full of ideas about how to most effectively develop the idea and problem solve where necessary. They listened to what was important to include and provided innovative and imaginative ways in which this could be effectively delivered within time and budget. I have to emphasise the listening…… this was important in delivering a product that not only delivered, but delivered at the highest quality.” – Anne, Professor in Geomorphology