Thanks to invitation by Australian Sailing Team RS:X coach Max Wójcik, Olga and Greg had a chance to to participate in Introduction to Windsurfing day in Elwood Sailing Club.
It was a great day, with perfect conditions to do some research into what windsurfing is all about. Great material to take our VR windsurfing further :-)
But researching windsurfing was not the only reason for our field trip. Our second objective was to user test our introduction to sailing app - Points of Sail:
The test went pretty well, with young sailors being immersed in virtual reality just before going on the water.
So what did we learn during the test?
- Simplify content - current version uses fairly technical vocabulary and complex thoery. We need to look into using simpler terms and possibly simplifying what are we are trying to teach.
- Voice - robotic voice we have at the moment is not the most pleasant to listen to. Using a voice actor would make using the app more enjoyable.
- Sailors asked for more - actual virtual reality sailing (like in VR Regatta) - not just stationary sailing lesson.
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