Not Just Another Pretty Face!

Ninety percent of online virtual characters, or avatars, are women… Could it be that virtual females are just better than their male counterparts, or are most uses for avatars today better suited as female representations? Justine Plessier, Project Director at...

Avatars that Maintain User Attention

Sustaining users’ attention while they visit a website or when they interact with a training course is an important endeavor that can directly impact a company’s bottom line or learning. I just finished reading the book Human Attention in Digital Environments and of...

3D Avatars Making of: Meeting with Anh Tu MAI, Art Director

Avatars are elaborate creations that originate from a “simple” 2D design or even a short textual briefing… and end up as sophisticated 3D animated characters. These avatars are defined by many artistic attributes: their graphic style, their animations, their looks,...

Avatars as "virtual reviewers", with Laurent Ach

Hello, I’m happy to invite you today inside the Cantoche R&D Department, headed by Laurent Ach, CTO. Laurent tells us more about a project called MyPresentingAvatar… Laurent Ach manages Cantoche’s technical team that engages in research and development of...

Senior Avatars Enter the Gallery!

I’m very happy to introduce the first three senior avatars of the Living Actor™ Presenter Gallery! Please welcome Larry, Henri, and James… These avatars respond to the increasing demand for senior avatars representing more diversity in our organizations. Diversity...

The Avatar, a Social Representation of the Self

What is an Avatar? We can answer this question more easily today due to the media buzz around virtual worlds such as Second Life and the success of James Cameron’s movie, Avatar. However an avatar doesn’t limit itself to a random 3D character lost in an empty...

Why Create a Blog on Avatars and Who are We?

We are very pleased to launch this blog dedicated to avatars: their uses, their creation, the technologies that bring them to life, and their future.  In different posts, we’ll blog about these topics through expert lessons learned, testimonials, business cases, and...