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Objectives

This page allows you to create and review a series of Steps that must occur sequentially in a Session. This allows you to quickly understand what actions your Participants have completed, and if they have followed a particular process.

Review Objective Results

When you select an Objective to review, you will notice many different ways to evaluate the results. You will also notice that you can select a specific Version of your Objective.

First is the list of Steps each with a completion rate.

steps list

Second is a bar graph showing successful Steps, number of successful Sessions, total number of Sessions and Success Rate.

steps bar

Third is a list of results from recent Sessions including Session Name, Date and Steps complete.

objective recent

You will also see the Objectives Results on the Session Details page just above the Session Timeline.

objective session details

Objective Setup

You can create an Objective after one or more Sessions have been recorded. Making new Steps requires the Event Names and Dynamic Objects that are recorded in the Session. It is important to plan what Steps will be required so you can include Custom Events and properties in content to measure.

  • Press Create New Objective. You will be prompted to set an Objective Name and Description. You must also select which Scene and Scene Version to apply this Objective to.

new objective

  • Press Create Your First Step. The default Step Type is Event. Choose something from the Event Name dropdown. This will reveal more fields about the number of Occurences. If you enable "Require Object" you can select a Dynamic Object from this Scene that this Event must have as a Dynamic Object property. If you enable "Require Event Property" you can select a property on the Event compare it to a Property Value. Press Save.

event objective

  • Press Add Step. Select the Event Type "Fixation" or "Gaze". They both require a Dynamic Object and are compared to a Duration (in seconds). Press Save.

gaze objective

  • Notice you can Edit Steps and Drag and Drop to re-order the sequence.

objective order

  • Press Add Step and select the Event Type "ExitPoll" and select a Question Set. You will see a numbered list representing each Question in this Question Set. You can select "Analyze This Question" to reveal fields to compare the answer to a set value. The available options depend on the type of Question. Press Save.

objective exitpoll

When you are finished, press Create Objective to save. This will display the Objective Results page.

If you need change your Objective, press Edit Objective. When you are finished, you will have a new Version of the Objective.

Objective Step Completion

A single Step in an Objective is active at a time. This is important to keep in mind for occurance types on Steps, such as Step Type Event set as "At Most" and "Occurence Equals 0". It is also important to note that once a Step is failed, all Steps afterward will also be marked as failed.

Here are some example Objectives and Session Data with the results.

Objectives Session Data Results Notes
1. Buy Product A occurs exactly 0 times
2. Buy Product Z occurs at least 1 time
3. Buy Product A occurs at least 1 time
Buy Product Z event
Buy Product A event
success
success
success
Buy Product A does not occur is successfully completed when the Buy Product Z happens
1. Buy Product A occurs exactly 1 time
2. Buy Product Z occurs at least 1 time
Buy Product Z event
Buy Product A event
success
failure
fails because Buy Product A occurs after the Buy Product Z event
1. Blue Button Event occurs exactly 3 times
2. Gaze on Green Box with duration > 5 seconds occurs
Blue Button event
Blue Button event
3s Gaze on Green Box
Blue Button event
3s Gaze on Green Button
success
failure
the gaze step requires that a single 'gaze instance' has to be long enough to meet the duration requirement
1. Blue Button event occurs exactly 3 times
2. Gaze on Green Box with duration > 1 seconds occurs
Blue Button event
Blue Button event
3s Gaze on Green Box
Blue Button event
3s Gaze on Green Box
success
success
the gaze step is only evaluated after the first step (3 blue button events) is completed

Example Use Case - Training

Let's say you have a number of employees that will be learning how to repair a machine in immersive experience. After the experience is created, you would create a new Objective that includes each step.

  • Create a Step for each process that the employee must complete

Most employees pass the training - that's good! There are several ways to investigate these results.

  • The Objective Results Bar Graph can provide a quick visual indication of general trends. Which Step caused the most failed Sessions?
  • The Session List page for the Scene can filter some basic conditions. Which employees took more than 10 minutes?
  • We can use SceneExplorer to analyze exactly what happened in the Session. Did they miss some information? Did they perform Steps out of order?
  • If you have set Participants, we can look at the performance of an employee across different training experiences. Have they failed similar training?

In this example, it is important to have a complete understanding of what Steps will be required for the Objective. Although you can modify Objectives afterward, and the system will reprocess the Session, we cannot reprocess events or event properties missing from the original SDK implementation.

Also, Objectives are a tool to quickly understand what happened in a Session. Other tools can provide more direct insights or connections to other Sessions.

Example - Multiple Objective Sets

Considering that Objective Steps are evaluated in a sequence, it may be useful to have several Objective Sets applied to a Scene. This is best illustrated by expanding the above example:

Training the employees to repair a machine in immersive content has a series of Steps in the 'Main' Objective. There would be some things the employee cannot do, however, such as dropping power tools.

  • Create a New Objective. Call this "Safety"
  • Add a Step Type "Event" with the Event Name "Dropped Drill" and the Occurence to Exactly 0 times
  • Add a Step Type "Event" with the Event Name "Dropped Blow Torch" and the Occurence to Exactly 0 times
  • Press Save

When the Session ends, this Objective will be successful if the Paricipant never drops either tool. You can use the Objective Results page to see which Sessions were successful. On the Session Details page, you will see the results of both Objectives.

objectives multiple details