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Dynamic Scene Adapter

Make a different choice, get a different outcome: Participants experience all the benefits of a live-simulation approach: they practice key skills, produce deliverables, and attend role-play meetings. Only now with the Dynamic Scene Adapter (DSA), what comes next in the storyline depends on their decisions and actions.

Dynamic Scene Adapter process
In the Dynamic Scene Adapter, how participants perform and are rated by coaches affects what happens next.

Scene-Adaptive Simulation

Socratic Arts has long been a leading developer of learning simulations. Now, thanks to Socratic Arts' deep expertise in both instructional design and computer science, we are pleased to offer our latest simulation innovation: The Scene-Adaptive Simulation.

Investigate - Act - Evaluate - React

In Scene Adaptive Simulations, participants are placed in teams and challenged to perform tasks that are consistent with their workplace responsibilities. After each simulation, or "scene," participants are asked to make key decisions, and either enter their answers directly into the online interface or use those decisions to complete a deliverable or prepare for a meeting. The deliverable can be submitted for review via the online interface.

Our innovative scene management system then reacts accordingly to these decisions, revealing their consequences over the remainder of the simulation. Whether those consequences are positive or negative, participants will gain a great deal of insight into the workplace while simultaneously practicing soft-skills such as meeting facilitation and conflict resolution through periodic role-plays tied to the central storyline.

What Participants See

A Web-based interface functions as participants' virtual inbox, containing:

  • Engagement issues communicated by email from characters and project documentation (e.g., timesheets, expense reports).
  • Project metrics on key dimensions (e.g., budget, productivity, morale, client satisfaction, internal reputation).
What Participants Do

During each phase of the simulation, participants:

  • Receive fictional engagement documents that describe the current engagement status and the issues threatening the engagement.
  • Work in teams to complete the task at hand, such as:
    • Identify pressing issues
    • Gather additional information by sending emails directly in the system
    • Complete a deliverable to send directly in the system
    • Prep for an upcoming meeting
  • Conduct live role-play meetings with coaches in character.
What Coaches Do

In addition to serving as mentors during work sessions and leading reflective debriefs, coaches:

  • Role-play scenario characters in live meetings
  • Complete evaluations in the online interface of participant deliverables and performances in meetings
Under the Hood

At the end of each phase of the simulation, the program's computer-based rules engine processes input from participants and coaches and generates a new "scene" based on that input.

Here's how it works:

  • Participants enter choices, submit a deliverable, or conduct a meeting
  • Coaches complete evaluations directly in the system
  • These entries impact tracked metrics via a dashboard (e.g. budget, deliverable progress, team morale, client satisfaction, internal reputation)
  • Rules select and customize the next scene based on the value of those variables
Benefits of the Scene-Adaptive Simulation:

Simulations with Scene-Adaptation are ideal for improving performance in situations calling for trade-off based decision making, where decisions can have both positive and negative impacts.

By continuously adjusting the story to user input, the Scene-Adaptive Simulation allows participants to:

  • Experience consequences in the way they would experience them in real life
  • Understand the complex interrelationships between multiple decisions or between decisions and multiple dimensions of a situation
  • Feel the impact of their decisions over time
  • Struggle to recover from troubled situations caused by previous decisions

As a result, participants become better able to identify and confront complicated, multi-faceted situations on the job.

Contact us to find out more about the Scene Adaptive Simulation and how it can help meet your performance improvement needs.

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