Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 HG: NEW: Skills analysis for new people in virtual worlds and for the HGProject

Skills analysis for new people in virtual worlds 
and for HGProjects
To bring people into virtual worlds, we need to teach them how to use virtual worlds.  That means we need to specify the skills needed to use virtual worlds.  So we start with a skills analysis.
  • Here I propose a straw-man version, based on my policy: 
  • It does not have to be right at the start--just at the finish.   
  • I will later propose some instructional plans or report on existing instruction.

Basic skills--needed by everyone

  • Log on and off
  • Move avatar locally: walk, fly
  • View control:  Zoom, cam around
  • Manage inventory
  • Interact with things: Sit, stand, click
  • Communicate: Typed chat, Voice, IM
  • Interact with people:  Identify, find, friend 
  • Avatar select, wear, adjust
  • Play local music
  • Teleport, ingrid and over HG
  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?

Emotion Poem Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 1/19, 7pm SLT

This week at the Short Poetry Workshop guest host Ngagpa Writer will present Emotion Poems, which are short poems that describe emotions, good or bad. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Emotions.


          Metaverse beginner help

          Skills needed for beginners to use virtual worlds

          Log on and off

          • Create an account.
          • Log on, wait, arrive.
          • Locate: close button on viewer.


          • Movement (arrows)
          • Movement (click and walk/setting preferences if not default in viewer)
          • Movement (double click to teleport/setting preferences if not default in viewer)
          • Teleport (in grid)
          • Walkin TP (locations, actions)

          View control

          • Zoom and pan
          • Examine a target
          • Look around 
          • Preferences (disable camera constraints)
          • Restore avatar view

          Manage inventory

          • Find things in inventory.
          • Find recent things in inventory.
          • Rez things from inventory.
          • Wear things from inventory.
          • Take things to inventory.
          • Open boxes, save contents to inventory.

          Interact with things around you

          • Click on things
          • Sit on things
          • Ride on things


          • Start local chat (typed)
          • Respond in local chat (typed)
          • Hear and speak in local chat.
          • Adjust volumes on local voice
          • Start IM locally
          • Start IM with friend
          • Respond to IM

          Interact with people

          • Make friends
          • Use IM window

          Avatar select, wear, adjust

          • Essential only to some people.
          • Best to offer a wide selection of avatars and clothes on the web entry page
          • Wide selection and options to adjust might be good marketing.
          • Recommended skills TBD

          Manage local music (audio)

          • Turn local music on and off.
          • Adjust volume on local music.

          Teleport, ingrid and over HG

          • Use walkin TP (ingrid).
          • Use walkin HG gate (if they are reliable enough).
          • Find TPs in inventory.
          • Use TP in inventory.
          • Recognize and click on TP givers
          • Use Firestorm hop from text source.
          • Use home button on viewer.

          This list is not finished

          • This is intended as a minimum list for new people to do anything interesting.
          • Suggest additions in the comments.
          • We can start developing instruction modules on skills we consider essential.

          News and Notes


            The Hypergrid WIP Show

            The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 

            Next WIP show 

            • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 24, Noon SLT
            • Location: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
            • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
            • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22
            • Narasnook  location
            • world.narasnook.com:8900
            • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
            • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
            • Cookie II location
            • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
            • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
            • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
            • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

              Previous Articles from the WIP show 

              HG links-- depending on your interests

              • I publish about 6 days a week, skipping 1 or 2 days in midweek
              • For more on topics like this, circle Selby Evans in Google+ 
              • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
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              • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
              • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
              • What is Second Life?
              • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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