2011: DDA Develops Ultra-Secure Online Payment Portal for longtime client, CHECKredi
CHECKredi, a provider of secure electronic payment processing solutions, aimed to satisfy a common client need. School Districts wished to bring payment processing online and within their district sites, but in many cases, lacked the technological resources to integrate and maintain the appropriate ecommerce system. Enter the PAYredi payment portal, a completely customizable online payment system that is used by parents to fund the activities of student life, and by districts to administratively manage payable goods and services, as well as track transactions. Enlisting the talents of its web, design, IT security, and programming departments, DDA developed the portal to CHECKredi's exact specifications. Through one platform, school districts dynamically add payable services and goods and link said items to one or multiple bank accounts. Districts can choose the methods of accepted payment, run detail transaction histories at the district and school levels, and customize the portal's appearance to match their school's branding. Parents benefit from a streamlined and easy-to-use check-out process where they can transmit one-time payments or schedule recurring transactions. The platform is coded to comply with PCI security standards to ensure the PAYredi shopping experience is not only seamless and frustration-free, but also safe.
2011: Potty Training Goes Mobile: DDA Develops Mobile Application for AvaKid Productions
Potty training is a difficult milestone to tackle, especially when a child has a learning impairment, like Autism. AvaKid Productions sought to ease parent frustration with an innovative mobile application. Using this easy-to-use app, children, with the assistance of their parents, build their very own avatar, choosing its gender, face shape, hair color, hair style, hair length, skin tone, and shirt color. The child then watches two animations: the first of a bathroom accident, and the second of their avatar successfully carrying out the actions of going to the potty. Each animation is reinforced with energetic narrations and accompanying screen prompts. DDA handled all aspects of production, from interface design and custom illustrations to 2D animation and programming. Compatible with iOS- and Android-powered devices, the app is available to a large audience of mobile device users. Furthermore, the app's purposefully simplistic design and intuitive functionality make this a platform perfectly suited to a young audience in need of behavioral reinforcement and shaping.
2011: Medical University of South Carolina eLearning Website
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) joined with St. Joseph’s Voice & Swallowing Center and Johns Hopkins University to develop an assessment of swallowing disorders. They asked DDA Medical to design, develop and program an eLearning platform to be used in universities and hospitals worldwide to teach and certify physicians in this revolutionary method of assessing these disorders. The result is this multi-layered presentation that culminates in testing and access to the next level of patient assessment. The presentation includes 73 embedded fluoroscopy videos with 73 synchronized 3D animations, all with narrations and supplementary content. There are 15 full-length swallowing studies and 20 individual studies included in this platform, as well as a full practice area and reliability testing area. Once physicians pass the reliability testing, they will gain access to the private patient database where information can be reported and shared within that hospital or university if needed.
2011: DDA Revolutionizes Medical Training with the Virtual Medical Simulation
Philips Healthcare was looking for a radical new way to train physicians on new medical procedures. DDA came through with a custom-designed Virtual Medical Simulation. Instead of the traditional doctor-apprentice method of teaching, the Virtual Medical Simulation allows for practice on new equipment and procedures without the lengthy process of one-on-one instruction. By situating the trainee in a virtual reality lab environment accessible not only on desktop platforms but also portable digital devices such as the iPad®, physicians can train on new XperCT and XperGuide procedures with precision. Utilizing video, animation, photography, and 3D models, physicians can quickly learn new skills with new equipment generated by Philips Healthcare. The Virtual Medical Simulation initiates the trainee on these procedures through a video introduction followed by a step-by-step guide through the procedure. This method of interactive learning can help not only physicians but the whole host of concerned parties--sales representatives, nurses, technicians, and others—all at a fraction of the cost.