We got to pick our projects for the last few months of the year today.
That meant I went to school only to sit and listen for an hour, vocalize my preference, and then be off again. It did net us a rather interesting project though! The list of available ones included firehose simulation for Dutch fire departments, a virtual reality-esque biking experience for the elderly that can’t go out, and a modern technologies demonstration for a big medical industry event. The project we chose to pick up? Visualizing enterprise software architecture.
It’s not as game-y or as wow-y as some of the other projects, but the concept’s really something. Apparently the end goal is to take a complicated jargon-filled architecture diagram and turn it into an interactive game world, which a non-technical person can understand and make changes is. Whether that’s a good idea or not is up for debate (spoiler: almost certainly not), but the software is going to be cool nonetheless.
While we’re waiting for our first meeting with the customer, I’m trying to think of creative ways to abstract an abstract architecture into something more… intuitive.