HOW 2 GUIDE

We have created an application that captures how we interact in real-life. It currently has two major components:

 

Spatial interaction - Each guest has a simple avatar on a 2d map. The closer you are to one another, the better you can hear and see.

Eye-Contact Call-and-Response - Users convey attention to one another, and eye-contact is established through a sudo call-and-response methodology (patent pending)

Logging in (please try to follow all steps if having issues):

 

1. Head to this development build (link). As far as preferred browsers, it is highly recommended that you use Safari on Macs, the new Microsoft Edge browser with green in the logo on PCs, and Chrome on Chromebooks. Other browsers may work, but those listed are most reliable, specifically for audio and video permissions.

2. Enter your name, select an avatar (note that skin tone selection and body type will be added soon), and look for your host’s room:

3. After the first load of the room, audio and video permission should be granted, establishing the connection will take approximately 3 to 4 seconds. In some cases, refreshing the page is necessary to allow the permissions to take effect. 

  • If audio or video still do not work, make sure you are using the preferred browser described in #1 above.

 

4. For the best experience, make sure to go full-screen by selecting the blue button with arrows in the bottom right corner.

Troubleshooting:

 

While we are attempting to make a web app, those can be finicky and sometimes connection issues may occur. 

1. If your connection ever falters, simply select the settings wheel and then reload your connection to the room with the green box.

2. If that does not do the trick, simply refresh the entire web page and reconnect to the room.

Troubleshooting:

 

While we are attempting to make a web app, those can be finicky and sometimes connection issues may occur. 

1. If your connection ever falters, simply select the settings wheel and then reload your connection to the room with the green box.

2. If that does not do the trick, simply refresh the entire web page and reconnect to the room.