Nureva just announced its first business product, the Nureva Span ideation system. Ideal for design, creative processes and business-process re-engineering, the Span ideation system combines a panoramic projector with a digital canvas to create an expansive 4′ by 40′ with 10′ visible (1.2×12.2 meters with 3.05 meters visible) team workspace. Ideation participants create their ideas on their personal devices, either a computer or tablet, and share them on the team workspace in the cloud. The system draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based ideation including sticky notes, images, pages and flip charts.
The digital canvas retains all of the flexibility that paper-based systems offer (e.g., large workspaces with persistent information) while overcoming many of the challenges (e.g., the awkwardness of physically moving large numbers of sticky notes, sticky notes that fall off the wall, inclusion of remote participants in the process, the need for transcription, and storage and retention of the work). The Span ideation system allows multiple teams to use a collaboration room that previously may have been dedicated to a single team for months.
The canvas offers 40′ (12.2 m) of digital space, with 10′ (3.05 m) visible on the panoramic display that can be panned horizontally. Users contribute content in the form of notes, pages, folios and images and organize content by moving and grouping.
Software is accessible on Chrome browsers and as apps on iOS and Android tablets to enable users to create digital artifacts and post them to the shared canvas.
Multiple types of digital artifacts can be created on a personal device or at the canvas:
- Note — This digital 3″ x 5″ (7.6×12.7 cm) sticky note allows users to enter up to three lines of text.
- Page — This digital 8.5″ x 11″ (21.6×27.9 cm) page for sketching and wire-framing comes with three different ink colors, a highlighter and an eraser.
- Folio — This large digital 32″ x 42″ (81.3×106.7 cm) flip chart for capturing notes, decisions and action items comes with three different ink colors, a highlighter and an eraser. One folio can contain multiple pages.
- Image — Users can post images to the canvas, then manipulate them panoramic projector.
The system’s HD panoramic projector features 3,000 lumens on an ultra-wide 130″ (330.2 cm) diagonal display in a 16:6 aspect ratio. A contrast ratio of 1,800:1 provides a consistent, high-performance color and rich viewing experience. Solid-state illumination (SSI) means instant-on/off and delivers the same useful life of 25,000 hours as most flat-panel displays. Touch and pen interactivity are provided by a touch module, supporting simultaneous multi-user and multi-touch activities.
The software has an annual subscription of $239 for a single-user license. The hardware (including the panoramic projector, projector wall mount, remote control, 2 pens and touch module) has a list of $9,999. All the details are here.