SMU Virtual Graduation 2020
In response to the global pandemic. SMU organised what most consider a first of it's kind - a virtual graduation. For it's graduating cohort. The virtual graduation was very well received by graduates, with some sharing their digital avatars on social media.
The Covid-19 put a halt to nearly every school's graduation ceremony - a significant milestone in every student's lives. This however, did not deter SMU from organising a virtual graduation for their students.
Solution - Virtual Graduation
Hiverlab was the vendor of choice for SMU, helping them with 3 deliverable. The first is a digital avatar, graduates can generate a digital avatar of themselves by simply uploading a selfie. They can then project their avatar anywhere using their mobile devices and take virtual graduation pictures. The second is a virtual graduation ceremony, whereby graduate's digital avatar are seen going on-stage to collect their graduation certificate from their respective deans. Lastly graduates are able to upload photos and videos of their favourite memories in SMU.
Huge thanks to the team for working on this. It was really a pleasure working with you. You guys are one of the best vendors I've worked with - the amount of initiative and quality of ideas that come out from the team was really amazing. Not forgetting your speedy turnaround time! So thank you all!
Brenda TanAssistant Manager of Learning & Development
Group Human Resources at OCBC Bank
I have worked very successfully with Hiverlab over the past few years on a heritage project based in Cyprus. Hiverlab is the perfect partner for scholars such as myself who are 'content-rich' but less well-versed in the innovative technologies and media to make the work truly impactful on both popular and pedagogical platforms. I will certainly continue to work with them. They are VERY highly recommended!
Michael J.K. WalshChair & Professor at School of Art
Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
The advantage of this Storyhive VR programme is that it allows the trainers to communicate with a relatively large class and for the students to interact with one another, which is very difficult in a real-life dive situation. In this particular context, we can train a large number of people, not necessarily just employees, at the same time, yet maintain a level of interaction in instruction that cannot be achieved underwater. The demonstration of the VR prototype has been positive.
Dr Siti Maryam YaakubHead of Department, Ecological Habitats and Processes
DHI Water & Environment (S)