Colloquy: Enhanced reader experience this month!

Nina Rach

October 2, 2014

OE steps into the future with an interactive print issue this month. We’re offering extended image galleries, videos, and other content to enhance your editorial experience all with a swipe from your smart device such as a phone or tablet.

In a collaborative effort with Quad/Graphics Inc., OE offers readers the ability to reach additional material and provide feedback beyond the static pages. All you need is the free Actable application to access the additional material.

This issue incorporates several different technologies:

QR – Quick Response codes (2D bar coding). Using any QR reader application, scan the code to go to the associated digital destination.

With the Actable application, we’re also incorporating:

IR – Image Recognition – Works like a QR code, but doesn’t require the bar code; it associates a unique page image (text configuration) with a digital destination.

AR – Augmented Reality – brings layers of interactivity and allows dynamic responses.

Special icons

Look for special icons in this issue, which indicate interactive content.

To access the material, download the free Actable app from the Apple iTunes store or Google Play, and scan the page to unlock exclusive material.

The Actable app is available for Apple devices running iOS 7.0 or Android devices running the 4.0 operating system or higher.

In this issue, you will find videos, photo galleries, links, and 10 reader polls interspersed with our columns and articles. The results of our reader survey will be published in our special December “List” issue.

Please enjoy our additional interactive content. We hope it helps to visualize all the splendid technologies and projects featured in this special edition of Offshore Engineer.