To log in to your IdeaCloud for the first time, you must register a new user account.
Sometimes the data in your browser cache can create issues, especially if a simulation has been recently updated. We recommend:
To determine which visualizer to use, think about your audience and the set up for your meeting. Check your simulation to see which options it has available. Use the One visualizer when you will be showing a simulation on one screen. The One visualizer is used most often and works well for sales meetings (virtual or in-person), trade show booths where you have a single monitor, training sessions, etc. Use the Executive visualizer if you are showing your simulation across two or three screens (e.g., keynotes, user group forums, executive briefing centers, etc). Use the Present visualizer for training purposes. This is a video version of a simulation (typically without voice over) that allows you to run the simulation continuously while you narrate the script. Note: For those simulations with a Present visualizer, you can now find them on the simulation detail page.
Use the One visualizer on one screen to narrate as you pace through the story using the interactions. Depending upon the simulation, you can choose how to run the mobile app component from the following options:
To run the One visualizer:
Use the Executive visualizer for keynotes, large audience presentations or executive briefing centers where you can display the simulation using multiple screens. Depending upon the simulation, you can choose how to run the mobile app component from the following options:
To run the Executive visualizer:
The Present visualizer is most commonly used for training on how to give the simulation. Some have voice over so you can learn the script.
To run the Present visualizer from IdeaCloud:
If the simulation you want to run has a mobile app, follow these steps to access it on your iPhone (iPhone 8 and 10 supported):
Note: You must log in with the same email address and password on the IdeaCloud and the ForgeDX mobile app to ensure that your actions trigger the correct mobile app and digital display screens.
When running Mobile Live, you need to run the simulation’s mobile app using the ForgeDX mobile app on your iPhone 8 or 10.
For more information about a specific simulation, click on the simulation name to see the detail page. This page gives you an Overview of the simulation and links to the visualizers as well as a downloadable PDF with the training guide.
The training guide has the script that paces with the story, the interactions you need to perform to run each sequence of the simulation and a screenshot of the first screen in each sequence.
To run simulations at a tradeshow or other event, please use the checklist below to ensure you have the hardware needed.
Note: If you choose to reflect your iPhone rather than using the Mobile Simulator, we recommend using a Mac Mini with a Chrome browser. (You can also choose to use a computer with Reflector, but this is less stable in a tradeshow environment.)
When running the Executive or One visualizer from IdeaCloud, you will need the following hardware.
Option 1 (recommended):
TWO MONITOR SETUP
(Horizontal or Vertical Options Available)
THREE MONITOR SETUP
(Monitors MUST be Oriented Vertically)