Category Archives: Blog

Digital Characters in eLearning

Avatars, actors and pedagogical characters are just some of the many terms describing characters representing humans in an online environment. Prior to animation tools and interactive character solutions, such as CodeBaby®, characters primarily took the form of 2D photorealistic cartoons or even anthropomorphized animals. Learner expectations and technological advances in eLearning development make animated character […]

It’s Time to Start Planning How You’re Going to Help Your Employees Through Open Enrollment

Most consumers rank choosing a health plan below doing their taxes and getting a cavity filled at the dentist. Unfortunately, open enrollment periods force people to go through the process of choosing a plan. But with help from employers and administrators, the process doesn’t have to be painful. Could you be doing more now to […]

International Women’s Day – Recognizing the women who helped make what we do possible

CodeBaby wants to join in recognizing and celebrating some of the countless women upon whose shoulders we stand. Without the work of some of these pioneers and others like them, it wouldn’t be possible to do what we do today. We’d also like to take a moment to recognize the women and organizations today that […]

Intelligent Virtual Assistants Increase the ‘Care’ Side of Healthcare

Medical health apps have become an integral part of the American healthcare system. With the proliferation of high-end devices, and the need for remote care presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile virtual assistants are helping increase the ‘care’ side of healthcare. A key goal for intelligent virtual assistants is to reduce the amount of time […]

Journey to the Center of the Uncanny Valley

In the world of avatars, interactive virtual assistants, and robots, it’s vital to steer clear of the “uncanny valley.” Originally coined “Bukimi no Tani Genshō” by Japanese roboticist Masarhiro Moti, the uncanny valley is “the phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease […]

7 Reasons a Digital Character Brings Value to Your Website

What makes one website more memorable and likeable than another? The websites that make a favorable impression seem to strike a certain balance between visual aesthetics and user functionality, while also making the viewer’s experience engaging. While there are a number of tactics to consider in enhancing your visitors’ experience, one idea to explore is […]