Continuous Discovery: A Spatial Digital Twin Story
PTC’s latest vision book explains ‘spatial computing’ and how digital twins can actively control robotic motion.
Kong Studio was recommissioned by US tech firm PTC to create a third vision book – ‘Continuous Discovery’, a stylised comic strip showcasing PTC’s advanced workplace technology.
PTC was looking for a visual way to explain what the company does and what can be achieved by using their tech. The latest comic illustrates the uses of spatial computing in manufacturing and the creation of digital twins to improve efficiencies and help to prevent accidents. The result is an accessible comic book, peppered with technical details, with examples of real-life uses throughout. The publication is shared and distribute to their stakeholders and the wider public.
PTC specialise in digital transformation solutions and making past science fiction a present-day reality. PTC’s research and development is supported by major US Universities and their high-end augmented reality technology and AI robots help move technology forward.
Kong Co-founder Bill Elliott said;
“Kong originally worked with (Creative Director) Andrea Braga to illustrate storyboards for Valentin Heun, narrating PTC’s incredible technological creations.
Three years and three projects on and the brief has developed from storyboards to a fully-fledged comic book. It’s great fun to witness Valentin, who is at the forefront of technological engineering and design, work with Andrea, who is at the forefront of science fiction design. They are taking the fiction out of science fiction.
Kong, will of course, always make itself available for any projects that involve drawing robots.”
Andrea Braga, Art Director for PTC, said;
“I started my collaboration with PTC back in 2018 as a Design and Creative Consultant. The project was ambitious. Valentin Heun, VP of Innovative Engineering at PTC, wanted to develop user interface guidelines in the augmented reality manufacturing world.
After a few months of research and conceptual work, we decided to generate a film. To visualize the story we needed a storyboard, and that’s when Kong came on board. Kong Studio has amazing drawing skills, a strong vision, and the ability to tell a story. The Storyboard looked so good we decided to make a comic book out of it. The outcome was incredible, and we have just completed our third volume. Long may this collaboration continue.”