January 19, 2009

brainboard v0.2Greetings, all.

I’ve made significant progress on the BrainBoard, my newest virtual collaborative tool.  The tool, being close to release and sale, is already fully operational in both Second Life and Open Sim (successfully tested on ReactionGrid).

What is it?

Think sticky notes on a whiteboard, and you have the basic concept.

What can it do?

In collaboration mode, multiple users can create new notes for the board, add and edit the text of the note, change the text color to classify, and rearrange the notes into whatever order on the board is desired.  While in moderator mode, only the moderator or owner can operate the board.  The export feature outputs the work in text outline form, allowing you to capture and store the meeting’s work.  A voting mode allows participants to vote on notes, enabling more collaborative sorting.  See the current Instruction Sheet for more detailed operation instructions.

There are some export/import, real-time web syncing, and instant 2D to 3D display conversion features on the horizon that are truely exciting.  I will post the most updated information on the tool here as the project develops…so stay tuned.

New Product Announcement: The Facilitator’s Virtual Toolbox

January 4, 2009

I’ve made loads of progress in the past month on a variety of virtual environment tools for individuals and organizations.  After much encouragement from friends and associates (you know who you are…thank you), I now plan to make these tools available for purchase.

I have included information on the first of several tools in the Facilitator’s Toolbox section.  The Attitudometer is now available for purchase via PayPal transfer.  I will soon add other tools, such as the 2D Brainboard (see flickr pics here).

I will also post my thoughts on the process of developing & testing these tools soon.