Flat.social is a creative tool where remote teams can create permanent and collaborative virtual spaces for their teams and projects. Those can act as your remote team’s virtual office, project space or a canvas for your next online retrospective meeting!
With flat.social, each of the participants of the meeting will be able to move around and talk with others who are in proximity. It’s like your physical office but in the virtual!
It’s a perfect tool where you can create a virtual workspace that can act as a retrospective board for your team.
The main purpose of doing a sprint retrospective is to plan how a team can become more effective and improve the quality of their work. During the retrospective meeting a team might inspect how did the last sprint of work go focusing on the achievements, individuals, processes, tools etc.
At the core of a respective usually a team needs to focus on 3 things - what did go well, what went wrong and what are the actions that need to be taken to improve.
Every team member takes a moment to create points and observations that he will place on the retrospective canvas. When everyone is complete, the scrum master (or a project manager) goes through each single one of them together with the team. The points are discussed while team celebrated their victories and tries to find actionable ways to improve what didn't go so well.
Creating your first virtual workspace is really simple - you only need to create a permanent space (takes less than minute) and distribute the link to your team.
1. Sign up for free & create a virtual space on flat.social
2. Customise the space and brand it with your team’s logo
3. Add the link to the calendar invites. The link to a flat is permanent and never changes which makes it easier to join in
4. If you wish, connect the virtual space with your Slack workspaceand set up recurring reminders that will notify your team about any events and meetings that you would like to organise in the space. Organising an agile retrospective every week on Friday? Add it to the recurrent events!
At flat.social we think that incorporating retrospective meetings into your agile sprints is one of the best investments you can make. Through a retrospective meeting, a scrum master or a project manager can extract all the feedback that’s necessary to make sure that the team operates to the fullest potential. It also allows for the celebration of the victories - the tasks that got done and the objectives that were completed.
The virtual space that you create is a flexible canvas that can be customised to match the needs of your team. Each flat (the virtual space) consists of many floors - some of them specialise in online retrospectives and some are better suited for other types of meetings like virtual happy hours or daily stand-ups. Each one of the floors acts as a separate area that anyone from your team can join at any time, whenever they wish.
With flat.social participants are not chained to a grid of tiny squares like they would in a classic videoconference. Instead, they can move around the rooms like they would in any multiplayer game.
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Your new virtual spaces can consist of multiple different types of rooms. Each room can be different - a mini-game, activity or something special for your team.
Dependently on the type of room, you will be able to host from 10 to 100 simultaneous guests.
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By default each guest can only hear & see others around. Spatial audio and video allows for more natural and spontaneous conversations that are based on proximity, not on the loudest guests.
Want to speak with someone? Simply fly up!
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Add colorful drawings, images, stickers, sticky notes and much more. Whichever room or activity type you choose, you can use it as a real-time collaborative whiteboard.
Build your own virtual space for your team or event by selecting from many of the available rooms and activities.
Each room is special and can be placed in whichever position you want. Fancy a quick retreat on the beach? Simply add the beach elements into your space :)
It's so much more than just a plain video-chat. Guests in a flat.social meeting can express themselves through a variety of virtual gestures and customizations on how they present themselves.
From becoming a godzilla to doing a frog dance, it's all built to be playful and interactive.
Engage your guests with interactive presentations and talks by using the spatial screen sharing and broadcasting features! Whether you're giving a talk or want to present something with a real-time video stream, sharing the live screenshare will be an experience that seamlessly integrates into the virtual space.
From flying around to playing football and doing a frog dance, there is plenty! We built those features to make flat.social the most fun place to organise an event online. Read more features that we built.
No need to install anything new. It all runs in the web browser both on desktop and mobile. Safari and Chrome are doing great, Firefox is catching up!
Yep, a number of participants can screenshare at the same time. Those can be positioned next to each other or distributed in various locations around the virtual space.
Check out thepricing page to see free and pro plans available.
Sure, if all you do is fun and creative meetings! (we sincerly hope so:)
Over the past 3 years we learned that while ZOOM and Microsoft teams are amazing tools to keep you productive, they're not optimized to to keep a group of people connected, engaged and happy.
Hence, flat.social was created. It does not aim to be a complete replacement - it's an addition for when the priorities switch from productivity to human interaction. It's here to bring smile and show that spontanous creative moments and connections can happen without having to travel to an office or an event venue.
Meeting attendees can use WASD keys like in multi-player games or drag themselves around with a mouse.
The experience is spatial by default - only ones around will hear you. You can however use the loudspeaker feature to speak to everyone at once. It's useful if you want to make an announcement or managing a larger workshop where attendees are distributed around the room.