Elmwood opens ‘Playroom’: a digital brand experience hub powered by Framework Creative

Elmwood opens ‘Playroom’: a digital brand experience hub powered by Framework Creative

Elmwood, the world’s most effective brand design consultancy, has opened Playroom, a digital experience hub powered by its recently acquired digital design agency, Framework Creative. Playroom is based at Elmwood’s London studio and showcases the latest application of simulation technologies, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). With adoption of AR and VR set […]

Google, NBCUniversal partner to produce original VR content

Google, NBCUniversal partner to produce original VR content

 NBCUniversal has teamed up with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) content that gives audiences a unique way to experience some of their favorite networks and shows. These VR projects include original content from “Saturday Night Live,” Bravo Media’s “Vanderpump Rules” and SYFY WIRE, with more NBCUniversal networks, channels and shows to follow in […]

Diageo VR experience brings the reality of binge drinking to life

Diageo VR experience brings the reality of binge drinking to life

 Drinks giant Diageo is bearing its social responsibility with the release of an immersive virtual reality experience that aims to forewarn participants of the dangers of binge drinking. ‘Decisions: Party’s Over’ takes the form of a first-person interactive story. The cinematic experience features content created by Jaunt and is aimed at the estimated 7.8 […]

Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

Historic monuments around the world face threats from natural disasters, tourism and war, which is what led Ben Kacyra to found CyArk — a non-profit organization working to scan and digitally archive ancient monuments. With laser scanning, photogrammetry, drone imaging and structured light scanning, CyArk’s team has been developing detailed, digital 3D images of structures […]

VR film to help people with dementia relive magic moments from summer 1966 and England’s World Cup victory

VR film to help people with dementia relive magic moments from summer 1966 and England’s World Cup victory

 People living with dementia and Alzheimer’s could soon be able to relive happy memories of the summer of 1966 and England’s World Cup win, thanks to a virtual reality (VR) project. ‘The Wayback’ – a free-to-download app – uses VR to spark memories and trigger conversations by fully immersing viewers in the sights and […]

Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer

Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer

VR and online shopping are often portrayed as enemies of brick-and-mortar retail, but shopping mall anchor Macy’s plans to embrace both technologies in a bid to improve its sales, reports FurnitureToday. Speaking at the ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced that he will bring VR furniture-selling tools to 50 stores […]

Nielsen makes retail push with VR store simulation

Nielsen makes retail push with VR store simulation

Nielsen held a global launch event in Singapore for a new Smart Store offering, which aims to help retailers and manufacturers understand shopper behaviour and uncover the “moment of truth”. Regardless of the store format, Nielsen claims the offering will allow marketers to measure, evaluate, and optimise a range of retail strategies that impact sales […]

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