I hope that, same as last year (Next generation user support and training in Jive) you didn't take this too seriously. If anyone wants invest in this, please contact me for our consulting rates. That being said, this wonderful VR Client for Jive actually works, if you want to try it out. If you have an Oculus I can send you the build for it. Now, back to old fashioned web UIs. Next year on April 1st watch out for for my Tinder integration to Jive.

I'm using Comic Sans....in pink!


User Interfaces fascinate me. There is so much potential in going beyond grey forms, input field and buttons. Even though I don’t have formal training on the topic, I like to dabble in it.

I don’t have proof, but I am still pretty confident, that my 2010 app for a tile based UI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc8zCQFrO6g) inspired the Jive UX team to build the tile based browse UI elements.

(Guys, there is no shame in admitting this, just buy me a beer the next time I am in Portland).

So this, is why this new UX paradigm excites me beyond belief:

 

Introducing SecondJive

 

For too long the Jive user experience has been confined to browsers and mobile devices. It is time to bring things into the 21st century with VIRTUAL REALITY!

Think about it, HTML was invented in 1993! We were playing StarFox on the NES back then, and though that Whomp! There it is! was a cool song.

 

So building user interfaces in HTML in 2015 seems so outdated.

 

In SecondJive we have rebuild the Jive user experience from the ground up with an immersive virtual reality user experience. The UI can be used on a regular PC or Mac, as well as most mobile devices. See the download links below.

However, the UX really shines if you use it with proper hardware. We support Oculus VR headsets for visual immersion and the Microsoft Kinect 2 for gesture recognition and interaction.


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Your avatar upon entering the community

 

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Relevance of groups and spaces can easily be determined by the height of the building.


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Active communities are marked by fireworks like the one on the right

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The group HUD displays relevant information about the group. You can enter a place by clicking on the building


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Taking the term “Theming” to a whole new level


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The group owner awaits you and offers guidance. A shout out to Ryan Rutan

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Much cooler than clicking the “About this group” link in Jive


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Best Jive profile ever

 

We live in the future

In upcoming releases we will make the interface multi-user compatible. Rather than writing boring discussions or direct messages, you will be able to interact with your colleagues “face to face” with their virtual avatar. We hope that you will join us on this wonderful journey.

 

Windows client download: https://pokeshot-my.sharepoint.com/personal/nils_heuer_pokeshot-smz_com/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=AI…

Mac client download: https://pokeshot-my.sharepoint.com/personal/nils_heuer_pokeshot-smz_com/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=DJ…