Game Play in Simulation vs. Story-Driven
A movie’s main draw is its story. The team here at Visual Purple have long been evangelists of the ‘Power of Story’ but realize that not all simulation companies are created equal when constructing a simulation and utilizing the power of story to draw the trainee in and engage them. There are parallel challenges (both […]Read More
Search and Data Privacy, How does this relate to YOU?
Not to name names here, but Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple and others have been unceremoniously modifying user terms of service so you tacitly agree to them using your data (search habits, email content scanning, FB postings, etc.) in any manner they desire. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, it has […]Read More
Revisiting Why Story Matters – Both in Sims and GisterPRO
We are awash in facts. Have a question? Google has an ‘answer.’ If you wanted to know the gross domestic product of New Zealand, you can find that online in a few seconds. Or in the world of training, you can endure traditional CBTs (that’s short for Computer-Based Tranings) rich in facts, and as exciting […]Read More
Big Data- Truth or Not Truth?
I wanted to take a few minutes and share some quick comments I have on a presentation that Kate Crawford, a researcher at Microsoft Research, presented at the Data Edge (http://dataedge.ischool.berkeley.edu/2013/) Conference last week: “Six myths of Big Data.” While I tend to agree with most of Ms. Crawford’s points, I believe two of the […]Read More
Back to the Real World
Blogs are great if you treat them right! Our mea culpa is too much to do, and not enough time. So, things had to take a back seat…like blog posts. We are coming out of two major technology advancements for both our simulation technology: F.I.S.T., and GisterPRO 2.0. Only recently have we been able to […]Read More
Gooey Search Campaign on Kickstarter
No, we haven’t been living under a rock. In fact we have been busy, make that very busy. Why? You might ask. We are excited to announce that David Ostby and Ed Heinbockel (both resident Visual Purple geeks) have launched a project campaign on Kickstarter. It’s called Gooey Search and it actually is a spin […]Read More
Are you a Gamer?
Parents are even getting into it, the study showed that forty-five percent of parents play video and/or computer games with their children at least once a week. The report stated that parents actually believe in the education and mental stimulation that the game brings to their child.Read More
Invasion of the Avatars
National Defense Magazine featured an article this month on Avatars invading military training systems. Interestingly enough the Army is looking into training where an avatar is created for each soldier. These digital figures would stay with the service member throughout their training career. Training would then be customized to each individual trainee by a full […]Read More
60 seconds on the Internet
I recently came across an interesting graphic and statistics from Gizmodo The image is a pretty good graphical representation of what happens on the internet within a 60 second time frame. Pretty amazing how much (stuff) goes on! • 1500+ blog posts • 98,000 new tweets • 12,000 new ads on Craigslist • 20,000 new […]Read More
Visual Purple's Top 5 Blog Posts from 2011
With the ringing in of the New Year it is once again time to recap the Top 5 blog posts from 2011, click on any of the below links for the full entry. Happy New Year to everyone! Serious Gaming in the United States Military In an article featured in the August 2011 issue of […]Read More