The OWL user experience is easily configured according to your project needs. Every deployment includes one or more visualization pages along with options for survey collection, audio comment, and cloud reporting.
OWL's revolutionary virtual reality engine is the heart of the time travel experience. OWL displays 360-degree panoramic views of the place in front of where the OWL is installed. The OWL head orbits in all directions via user-controlled left and right handles. This causes the visualization to move in sync, creating the illusion that the user is looking through time. OWL can display any number of different visualizations. Common use cases for OWL include:
* Showing multiple phases of a construction project
* Comparing design alternatives for public comment
* Educating public on sea level rise impacts
To produce OWL-ready content, renderings can be output out of 3D Studio Max, Maya, Civil3D, SketchUp, or other similar 3D visualization programs. Anyone proficient in the use of these applications can easily output spherical content for OWL. For detailed instructions, click here.
More than just a time travel machine, OWL is also democratizing the planning process by bringing project review to the street, where the majority of constituents can engage. OWL's unique survey module can be configured with any number of multiple choice questions, providing planners and stakeholders unprecedented data on community desires. As survey data is collected, it is streamed in realtime to a cloud-based dashboard which can be viewed from any browser.
Audio Comment Recording
Like the survey tool, OWL also enables the public to leave an audio recording via the microphone embedded in the OWL head. This feature is invaluable for obtaining comments from everyday people, not just folks who show up at a public hearing.
Monitor the efficacy of your outreach campaign in realtime via your dashboard, which displays data streamed from the OWL via wireless internet.
Keep tabs on how the community is responding to your survey.
Monitor day-by-day and weekly usage.
Know exactly which age demographics are engaging.
Discover peak hours for OWL usage.
Learn most popular days of the week.