Spotlight profile: Stickyworld - real-time digital communication

StickyWorld is a web platform for display, dialogue and decision-making. It is a project management, design review and exhibition platform mainly for education, design professionals, buildings maintenance, property marketing and development. However, it is also open for users from other sectors, and the aim is to create a platform that is horizontal and useful for a wide range of people.

StickyWorld is a web platform for display, dialogue and decision-making. It is a project management, design review and exhibition platform mainly for education, design professionals, buildings maintenance, property marketing and development. However, it is also open for users from other sectors, and the aim is to create a platform that is horizontal and useful for a wide range of people.

What is StickyWorld?

Based on the simple idea of placing virtual sticky notes next to or over a range of digital content, people use StickyWorld to collaborate, ask questions or share views on any topic. StickyWorld is used to review and discuss reports, designs, plans, photographs, 3D models and 360-degree virtual tours.

Who would use/buy it?

StickyWorld is a contextual communications platform delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) from StickyWorld.com.

Through user-controlled "StickyRooms", developed for different applications, collaborating teams can review work in progress, capture wide project stakeholder feedback, run virtual events, or publish interactive exhibitions for public comment.

Reviewers can discuss, suggest changes, mark up work, prepare for formal presentations, or ask questions using virtual StickyNotes placed in context over the work. Behind the scenes, reporting tools enable auditing and efficient progress towards decisions, including client sign-off. When projects are complete or ready for publication, customer-focused interactive exhibitions can capture further customer feedback.

What are the business benefits?

The company claims that the basic StickyRoom offers a new way to communicate with clients, customers or project stakeholders. If a client has specific projects in mind, StickyWorld offers customisation services where a team of designers and developers build specific functionality on the StickyWorld platform. The company says this adaptability means it can meet the objectives of most projects.

The developers can configure new types of StickyRooms by extending the basic room and embedding specific functionality to suit the needs of one-off projects or for deployments across whole organisations. StickyWorld says it can design, develop and deploy a whole life solution to help everyone in an organisation clarify their communications throughout a project.

Why would an IT manager buy from StickyWorld.com?

Co-founder Renee Puusepp says: "We have been using StickyWorld internally for revising our IT policy, talking about software development specifications and now setting up a system for IT support requests. StickyWorld supports 360-degree panoramic images, which makes it a virtual environment where people can post notes on faulty computers and notify IT managers of any issues they have with their systems. IT managers are sent an e-mail alert and they can respond to these notes and invite someone from the support team to participate in the conversation".

What is unique about StickyWorld?

One of the reference customers is Westminster City Council. Vince Waddams, project consultation manager at the council, says: "The chat room/forum facility allows issues to be dealt with in real-time, potentially saving numerous exchanges of e-mails/letters, and allows us to better prepare for issues likely to be raised at public events."

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