Auction Scenarios and
Auction has developed five different auction scenarios to practice
in, as well as providing users with number drills. Our scenarios
consist of: an auto auction, benefit auction, equipment auction,
estate auction, and livestock auction environment. In each
environment, the user is able to set the level of difficulty and
auction speed in which they want to challenge themselves with. The
difficulty can be determined by how frequently the user wants the
bids to be placed as well as the subtlety of the bidder’s actions.
exercise mode. This mode will provide users with various scenes in
which they can practice their auctioneering skills while interacting
with the auction software. In this mode, users will be presented a
view of an auction bidding crowd. A random set of bidders will begin
bidding at increasing speed until the auction bidding funnels down
to a winner.
A simple marquee will scroll from one number to the next, such that
the auctioneer can practice their numbers, i.e. 10, 20, 30, 40, etc.
This software is primarily an
auctioneering training tool. The training and reward systems will
provide an optimal learning structure which players will learn and
improve upon their auctioneering skills. Users will be trained on
multiple auctioneering techniques within this game: pacing, directing,
voice inflection, picking up on visual cues, Picking up on audio cues,
and working with ring staff.
At the beginning
of an auction sequence, the item being auctioned will appear. A few
seconds later, bidders will begin bidding.
The number, location and bidding actions of bidders will be randomly set
in each auction sequence. In some cases, non-bidding actions will also
be included to add difficulty.
The user ends the bidding by pressing a button, i.e. spacebar. The
identification number of the winning bidder appears briefly on the
screen. Subsequently, the next item appears on the screen. Users will
have the option of replaying the same auction once it finishes, or
launching the same type of auction with new randomly selected bidders.
Help and auction menu buttons will be included on the screen at all