The Challenge

In 2020, 900lbs collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create an immersive, web-based application that would help educate current and prospective customers on the benefits and use cases of the company’s cloud computing offerings in a unique and engaging way.

AWS, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, helps millions of customers – including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies – lower costs, become more agile and innovate faster through cloud computing. AWS provides more services, and more features within those services, than any other cloud provider, which makes it faster, easier and more cost effective to move existing applications to the cloud and build nearly anything you can imagine.

With the breadth and sophistication of AWS offerings, explaining the benefits of services concisely and accurately to prospective customers is critical.

The Solution

Through discovery, concept development and prototype development, 900lbs worked with the AWS team to plan and design a gamified, educational tool to help start the cloud computing and remote productivity conversation.

To take this interactive project to the next level and provide a platform for AWS to truly showcase their suite of web services, we decided to develop this engaging application using only AWS cloud services.

Using a combination of AWS solutions, we developed the AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Workplace Interactive Challenge.

  • We created a 3D virtual trade show booth, complete with 360 camera capabilities and customized lighting
  • We leveraged the AWS Sumerian Host to create our avatar host, Zoe, who greets users and guides them through the virtual booth’s interactive and educational content
  • 900lbs and the AWS team worked together to integrate key tutorials, demonstrations and case studies that bring cloud computing to life and showcase how AWS can help customers work remotely, learn online and service constituents via the cloud
  • We created a fully-customized experience for users, tailoring all content to the selections users make up-front and allowing them to explore the topics that matter most to them
  • To provide a uniquely gamified experience, we implemented elements/features from the gaming world throughout the Interactive Challenge 
  • We partnered with the AWS team to develop a short quiz and reward users with points as they complete each step in their guided tutorial journey

The Result

The AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Workplace Interactive Challenge is a web-based tool that illustrates the power of virtual experiences and how AWS can enable remote productivity. 

900lbs is proud to partner with Amazon Web Services to drive business transformation. Together, we are continuing to explore new ways to leverage this tool to create effective and engaging experiences for any industry.

To find out more, view AWS’ blog post about the AWS Cloud Champion Virtual Workplace project.

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