Posted by Ken Pimentel, 13 February 2011 7:00 pm
For a second year in a row, we held a public webinar to expose customers to our long-term roadmap plans and discuss some of the details behind our XBR initiative. This year, we had over 800 people attend a series of 3 sessions where we talked in more detail about the UI changes, graphics and simulation efforts.
We did run some polls to help us understand if we were doing what you wanted, I think the results are pretty positive (even though a lot of low-level details are missing in our presentation). Out of the 874 attendees, 83% said the webinar was good or very good. 61% believe XBR addresses most or all their concerns and 36% says it addresses some of their concerns. XBR Graphics received 64% (most or all of their concerns), XBR Simulation 54% and XBR UI was 49%. Importantly, our scores for “doesn’t address my concerns” was below 10% across the board – so the vast majority see something valuable in what we’re doing.
Just about every country was represented. Great to see such strong interest in Germany, England, Canada, Brazil and Norway. Impressive since us lame Americans don't speak more than one language so we're limited to English for these webinars.
Are we providing the right level of information about XBR?
I want more details, even if it takes longer to give them 48%
This level of detail is about right 52%
This was too much detail, I wanted to hear about all the XBR 1%
Overall, how useful was this webinar?
I didn’t get much out of it 3%
It had a little value 15%
It had good value 57%
It was very useful 25%
Overall, what do you think of XBR?
Exactly what I was hoping for 12%
It addresses most of my concerns 49%
It addresses some of my concerns 36%
It doesn’t really address my concerns 3%
What do you think of our Graphics vision?
Exactly what I was hoping for 23%
It addresses most of my concerns 41%
It addresses some of my concerns 30%
It doesn’t really address my concerns 6%
What do you think of our Simulation vision?
Exactly what I was hoping for 15%
It addresses most of my concerns 39%
It addresses some of my concerns 38%
It doesn’t really address my concerns 9%
What do you think of our UI vision?
Exactly what I was hoping for 16%
It addresses most of my concerns 33%
It addresses some of my concerns 42%
It doesn’t really address my concerns 8%
Here is one of the sessions (they were all about the same):
We showed a viewport video clip in the presentation, but due to the sharing software we used, the performance was pretty bad. Here is the same video in all of its glory. An Nvidia FX3800 was used to generate this result (in case you were wondering).
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