Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces the new follow me feature for Span Workspace. This new functionality focuses the attention of a distributed team on specific areas of a Span canvas during a real-time collaboration session. When follow me is enabled, the user’s view of the canvas is presented to all participants, allowing everyone to follow along as the leader moves around the canvas. Any canvas participant can turn on the feature and gain control of the team’s view from the participant’s personal device, interactive flat-panel display or the Nureva™ Wall system. When follow me is on, participants can continue contributing content to the canvas, stop following the leader if they want to explore other content within the canvas and start following again as required. Helpful visual cues for meeting participants include a viewing frame to indicate the leader’s canvas view, a fading blue dot to indicate touches or mouse clicks made by the leader, a fading notification message when a leader turns on follow me, an icon at the top of the canvas to indicate that follow me is enabled and the name of the current leader.
The follow me feature is ideal for collaboration sessions involving distributed teams where there is a need for individual team members to lead the discussion and have others follow along. An example is status meetings for project teams, where each participant speaks to that individual’s part of the project using a certain area of the Span canvas to illustrate updates, changes and action items. Other scenarios include facilitated collaboration sessions where the facilitator needs to switch between brainstorming, sorting and presentation activities while maintaining the focus of the group on the most relevant content on the canvas. Follow me will be introduced to visitors to Nureva’s booth N1276 at InfoComm 2018.
“Customers that use Span Workspace to empower distributed teams are finding tremendous value in the ability to engage remote participants in ways that were previously impossible,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Our new follow me feature further enhances the ability of those teams to work productively together as if they were in the same room.”
Availability and pricing
The follow me feature will be available in Span Workspace in July 2018 at no additional charge to subscribers.
About Span Workspace
Span Workspace offers an expansive (up to 200′ or 60.96 m) cloud-based canvas for creative collaboration. Users can create, share and edit ideas and information on their personal devices. They can also contribute and interact with content directly on Nureva’s interactive working wall and on any interactive display. By drawing upon familiar tools, including sticky notes, sketches, images and flip charts, teams can make the shift from a paper to digital collaboration experience without compromising their proven processes. For more information, visit the Span software page on Nureva’s website.
Nureva Inc. is a multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds solutions for tapping the creative and problem-solving potential of diverse teams around the globe. For businesses, that means enabling the group creative processes that are used to solve problems and develop breakthrough ideas that drive organizational advantage. In education, it means enabling the student-led, collaborative activities that deepen learning and equip students with the skills required for future success. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product road map. For more information, visit Nureva’s website.