A compelling visual communication paradigm that builds on our visual strengths to grow the human mind, develop new skills and build new understanding…


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June 2015: Chainsaw use

With UNIDO, we are creating several simulations, Android based, that will explain the inner workings of a chainsaw and their maintenance. Operation; to support UNIO’s broader programme to revitalise forest training centres in the SADC region.


April 2015: Measurement for kids

With NMISA, a short, fun animated 3D video for kids that explains measurement, where measurement comes from and how today’s SI measurements are derived scientifically, using nature.


February 2015: Evaluation of the use of VR in Artisan training, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A formal evaluation of how the LKDF Interact diesel simulation was used in training, and it’s impacts at the Salem Vocational Training College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Report


February 2015: The Quality Infrastructure: an African SME perspective

With NMISA, we have created a 7 minute 3D animated video to tell the story of the Quality Infrastructure, and how the QI can benefit SME’s across Africa - using a banana producer, and, through the eyes of Eli, how a local carpenter can go on to supply furniture world-wide.


January 2015: School science in Singapore: VR Labs

Another VR project, this time to develop science simulations for EON Reality (Pte) in Singapore covering topics in Chemistry and Physics. They are to be hosted on the EON Experience learning portal.


December 2014: Tshegofatso Ramokgadi and Pam Sikwayo

We welcome Tshego and Pam to our ranks as Innovation Hub interns and both are already making a great contribution.


Quotes

VR in education
- “QUOTABLE QUOTES”. Read

Ten years of our work in Africa
– a retrospective overview Read

What we do
The Naledi3d Factory uses VR to communicate concepts and practices in a wide range of disciplines including industrial training and safety awareness, health and sanitation, heritage, new technology concepts etc. including applications that can impact on community development. More>>

Why VR
VR is a powerful way to communicate ideas and concepts and allows us to create content that is both content and context rich – content that also engages the end-user. More>>

How
In the past, VR technologies were the reserve of wealthy “techies” with head-mounted displays and tactile gloves.

Today, we can bring this powerful interactive 3D medium to most desktop and notebook PC’s, tablets and smartphones - and hence, to virtually any community across Africa. More >>

We dream visually, we read visually. Therefore, by using VR to show concepts and knowledge in a visual way, we can dramatically enhance the level of understanding of any subject”


VR in Africa

The Naledi3d Factory is unique world-wide in its work exploring the use of VR to communicate concepts to people in emerging communities and have developed an enviable track record in this area.

In Africa, where poor literacy skills and language barriers pose a huge challenge to communication, VR comes into its own. It’s intensely visual nature overcomes these barriers by showing content – not telling.

Our work with emerging farmers in Zimbabwe was selected by the World Summit Awards (WSA) in 2009 for a special mention as “one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content” (selected from 20 000 nominations from 157 countries).


We are also the distributor of EON Reality Inc and Volfoni hardware and software solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Articles

  1. More than ten years of our work in Africa – a retrospective overview. Read more
  2. LKDF Interact: Implementation at the Volvo Selam Vocational Training Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An Evaluation Report February 2015 Read more
  3. “Using VR for Human Development in Africa”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. May / June 2008
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  4. 3D Interactive Visual Simulations (VR) as an aid to Learning in Africa: Evaluation of VR in Africa an educational perspective (2004) A report published by UNESCO - CI-2004/WS/1 Read more
  5. Evaluation of virtual reality in Africa: an educational perspective Dave Lockwood (CI-2004/WS/1)
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