While I like the way the room areas work, I found they can be confusing at first, especially if there are many of them in random order (if I remember correctly, there´s already a topic somewhere in the community asking for the possibilty to customize areas). So, I´ve tried a suggestion from a fellow wonderer and designed a background with marked “areas”.
A little background on our event: virtual language tables in 6 languages, two levels each, which makes 12 areas, plus a help-area. Participants are expected to move around the room and join several tables. The problem with wonder-areas is that if you´re zoomed out you can hardly read the names of the areas, and if you´re zoomed in you don´t see all the areas. Confusing for first-timers on the plattform.
With “areas” built into the background, on the other hand, there´s the problem of avatars and circles moving in relation to the bakground, for example when zooming in and out or when activating the cameras when joining a circle (circles on the top half of the background get moved to the bottom half to make room for the videos). So, not ideal either.
I´ve experimented with a combination of background design and wonder areas, but that has not lead anywhere so far. Any ideas or suggestions?
Can someone share their experiences working with areas built into the background? Our next event is next Wednesday (13.10.) and I need to decide which design to use…
Looking forward to your feedback!