Everyone knows how a standard presentation works. The participants sit in front of a projector and screen, the host shows a PowerPoint presentations filled with slides. Let’s be honest, most presentations aren’t exactly exciting but we all suffer through them for the valuable nuggets of information. 

The host will usually have the same mixed feelings, repeating the same information over and over will surely become a grind after a while. Enter virtual reality, a solution that will take away the tedium and replace it with new opportunities. For instance by syncing vr headsets and creating a social, immersive experience.

How this works and why it provides a valuable addition to your presentations will become clear in just a couple of minutes. Let’s go to the next slide …

VR for presentations

There are two types of virtual reality:

  1. Interactive VR: This is an interactive presentation allowing the user to make choices using a controller or other means of interaction. For instance a game, a quiz or a manual.
  2. 360 video: Also called VR video, this is an immersive video in which the user has no direct control, but can freely look around. This offers the limited interactivity of moving your head while retaining the guided nature of a video presentation.

A board-room presentation is more interactive compared to a presentation in a VR headset, it can however be used as a tool to present your story in a dynamic and fresh way.

Virtual reality makes it possible to show the exact same presentation to an infinite number of users, and provide additional in-depth information afterwards. In order to achieve this, you need content and the right combination of hardware and software.

The content

This could be a 360 video or a virtual reality app. The choice depends on the message and the intended audience. Just like you will not hand over the clicker and let people run through your PowerPoint presentation by themselves, you will also not want to create a fully interactive experience for every participant. In many situations a video (with real-life footage or digital animation) will bring across the message just fine.

The hardware and software

There a several options for showing VR content, the easiest option is a Cardboard VR holder for a smartphone. They are cheap, easy to distribute and provide a nice handout for participants. However, it requires a bit more ‘fiddling’ to get these Cardboards to work, for a smooth presentation a VR headset will most likely be a better option. The Samsung Gear VR is a popular solution, the Pico G2 and the Oculus GO are other solid standalone options. It is also possible to use AR Remote Support Software to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Oculus GO Kiosk mode

The aforementioned products run on the Android operating system. The interface is primarily created for home use, however there are options to show a custom environment. For instance, there is an Oculus GO Kiosk mode that can be activated with the addition of a small app and a bit of technical expertise. After configuration you can load a number of videos or load one particular app instead of the regular app selection screen.

You can even use ‘gaze-based’ navigation so a VR controller is not required. A VR headset combined with the Oculus GO Kiosk mode and your own custom presentations offers a convenient solution for presentations to one person or a large group of participants.

Is VR a replacement for regular presentations?

No, not really. You can use Oculus GO Kiosk mode as a POS system to showcase your products or services, or you can transport your audience to a completely different environment. But the personal, face-to-face interaction will remain a part of the process.

But this time you can get to the heart of the subject, and let the VR presentation take care of the rest. Want to know more about VR presentations and the Oculus GO Kiosk mode? Ask the experts and discover all the possibilities.