Oct 25, 2018
OptConnect Employees Step Into Virtual Reality
At a recent company-wide training we had the opportunity to push the limits of virtual reality at an engaging development site of the VOID located near our corporate offices here in Utah. Paired with 2-3 other coworkers we experienced a sensational Star Wars adventure in the confines of what appeared to be nothing more than a few rooms, no larger than a couple of standard cubicles bunched together. In the few minutes I was involved (that seemed much longer than it really was), I and my coworkers appeared to be stormtroopers, given a specific mission to accomplish. When I looked at them, I no longer saw the person I sat next to at work, I saw a fellow stormtrooper about to engage with me on a specific journey. We had officially stepped into virtual reality. We were in a typical Star Wars environment and felt our ship suddenly be detoured, the warmth of lava as we exited the ship, even shot at the ‘bad guys’ and felt like we were being transported or elevated upward on a platform over said lava, even though I do not recall ever really leaving the ground. This experience was the result of some very good developmental programming, setup, and execution on the part of the VOID. It caused me to ponder what it really takes to create a phenomenal user experience. It made me think about what it really takes to hit a home run with our clients and what kind of experience we can provide for them. The experience also reinforced the importance of teamwork, playing into people's strengths and working together to succeed.