Virtual Occupational Therapy for the May 17th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 17th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally who will present about the company’s recent project using Kinect motion tracking and immersive training simulation for stroke victims that they have been working on for the National Institute of Health. 

Microsoft Kinect 3D Training Simulation – Virtual Occupational Therapy Assistant video:

About Andrew Hughes:

Andrew Hughes founded Designing Digitally, Inc. which specializes in E-Learning, Training Simulations, Serious Games, and Virtual Immersive Learning. Andrew has extensive experience in education as a professor at both the University of Cincinnati and at the Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati. Currently Andrew is the president of Designing Digitally, Inc. and also is a curriculum evaluator for ACICS the private college accreditation board. The majority of Andrew’s experience has been in the development of enterprise learning solutions for Government and Fortune 500 clients. Andrew also was a consultant for the Ohio Board of Regents and the U.S. Department of Education for the Office of Innovation where he helped to develop ground-breaking learning spaces for the K-12 sector. Having successfully taken on responsibilities in instructional design, project management, sales, and leading his own team, Andrew has propelled Designing Digitally, Inc. to be an award winning virtual immersion and E-Learning company.

About Designing Digitally:

Designing Digitally, Inc. takes learning to a whole new level with fully customized interactive 2D and 3D training solutions. As custom E-learning developers, they are excited to provide courses that fit your specific requirements and engage your target audience. They specialize in 3D training simulations that fully immerse the user into the learning experience. Whether you are trying to train, inform, educate or entertain, their solutions can transform your learners from passive viewers to fully engaged participants. 


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 17th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater



  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central  
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation: Andrew Hughes
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir