Since its introduction in 1998, the Google search engine has developed into an entity unto itself. We are more likely to say we’ll “Google” something than to say we’ll “look it up.” We’ve become accustomed to having instant answers at our fingertips. Gone are the days of going to the library or – perish the thought! – simply not knowing the answer to a question: like who is that actor in our favorite show? Or who won the World Series in 1972? (It was the Oakland Athletics, incase you were wondering.)
Knowledge used to be a social enterprise. We used to have to rely on our Grandmother’s wisdom about how to properly cook a turkey. Now we Pinterest recipes we’ll probably never get around to trying, just because we can. This instant-information age is having an unforeseen effect: we’re losing our memories. If we forget something, we can simply ask Siri to look it up for us, so why should we remember it?
The delight of the Internet is also its main problem: anyone can post anything. This makes evaluating whether or not information is accurate increasingly difficult. Unfortunately, most people don’t take the time to establish whether or not the information they have received is true. (This has been much in the news lately, with discussions on how to label “fake news” from reliable news on sites such as Facebook and Google.)
These problems and patterns don’t disappear when you enter the courtroom. Today’s jurors are pre-programmed to either accept any information presented to them, or to be highly skeptical . They also expect information to be presented to them in a detailed visual format, preferably on a screen with some degree of interaction. But they also want the information in easy-to-process, bite-sized pieces. If your demonstration is too detailed, they will lose interest and focus, and the information will be quickly forgotten.
With trial animations from Precise, you can convey key concepts to the jury in a visually impactful way, without overwhelming their senses. Animations allow for a high degree of visual detail which the brain can absorb more easily than if it were presented in a strictly auditory format. Our animations can also be designed to be interactive, allowing you to break down specific elements to their relative points and show what role they played in the overall scenario. This can be especially helpful in accident recreations.
Technology should work for you, not against you. At Precise, we offer affordable solutions so that you can wield technology to your advantage in the courtroom. Contact us today to find out how our trial animations can make the difference in your next case.