Category Archives: Kiosk Design

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. is one of our founding charter sponsors of the Kiosk Industry Group. A short profile follows. Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. Kiosks Frank Mayer kiosks are the gateway to connecting with consumers at retail.  A authentic kiosk experience includes online sales, product demonstrations, consumer behavior tracking, mobile applications, employment, and much more. Founded… Read More »

Feature – EMV hardware reference list

EMV Capable Card Readers, PIN Pads and Contactless Readers for Self-Service Kiosks [Thanks to Andrew Savala of KioskSimple for offering this up-to-date reference list of EMV capable hardware] The following is a list of EMV capable card readers, PIN pads and contactless card readers that are designed specifically for self-service environments like a kiosk.  As we’re beginning research and development on adding EMV… Read More »

Photo Tour – Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays

Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays Last week I took a walking tour of the local Sears.  My tour was thru appliances and the main crux was to look at all the tablet information stations mounted on the appliances. The tablets are 7 inch Android designed and manufactured by CTS (Connected Technology Solutions).  Sears has installed around 10,000 of… Read More »

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge Article from KioskMarketplace July 2014 (link to article) July 2, 2014 | by Robin Arnfield For Greg Buzek, president of Franklin, Tennessee-based research firm IHL Group, ADA compliance makes good business sense for kiosk operators. “Understanding your customers means being able to accommodate all of them,” Buzek said. “This is particularly true whenever kiosk… Read More »

Digital Wayfinding – Cool Project

Cool project. 2016 JFK Digital Wayfinding project by OpenEye Global and Ikoniq. Background Ikoniq has a relationship with Westfield and has done a few projects together starting with something called the Wall Shop in Newark Airport.  It is a retail store to help local businesses get access to the airport facility.  Giving back to the community, per se.… Read More »

KIosks vs Kiosks

A very nice article on usability and design by Digital Wellbeing Labs. This is earlier review of earlier iterations of the “cool unit” that was just deployed at JFK. Posted by agrunsteidl on 12/12/08 • Categorized as interactions, retail environments, service design Why do some kiosks appeal, whilst others are frankly just repulsive? I have this weird relationship with… Read More »

SnowGate Ski Lockers Sells to Best Lockers

Christian Nitu and Cory Finney sold their company to Best Lockers, a 46-year-old Maryland firm with personal electronic lockers in water parks, amusement parks and ski resorts across the country. They aren’t talking about the details of the deal, but Nitu called it “a moral victory.” Link to story Also see the Denver Post article The two former… Read More »

How to Build kiosk hardware| ARCA

Finding information on building a kiosk from scratch is difficult.   Where should you even begin? There’s a lot to try and figure out.  Software.  Hardware.  Integration.  Deployment. As a fun project, I decided to try and forget everything that I’ve learned about kiosks and start from the beginning.  Thankfully, forgetting everything came pretty naturally to me.   Essentially—I wanted my mind to be a blank slate.   So, like everyone else, I started with Google.  My first search query was “developing a kiosk from scratch”, and the results were a bit disappointing.  The only one that really grabbed by attention was a case study from Elo Touch Solutions titled “Strategies for Successful Kiosk Implementation.”  In the case study, Elo did a great job of talking about the growth of the kiosk industry, suggestions for kiosk deployment, and the importance of touch technologies.  But as you can imagine, since Elo is a for-profit company it was skewed towards their technology.

Source: arca.com

Kiosk Advisory board Forming for Kiosk Industry

We are forming a new advisory user group to help “advise” on the best direction for the kiosk industry site. The kiosk industry group is for companies which are involved in kiosks and self-service. Through research, regulatory information, commentary or just the news, the kiosk industry group fosters the use and adoption  of kiosks in self-service. Being on… Read More »

Kiosk London – The UK Exhibition for the Self Service Industry

The UK’s only conference and exhibition completely dedicated to the self-service industry returns to The Barbican Centre on the 15th-16th October 2014. This will be the show’s fourth year and with all of the U.K’s leading solutions providers exhibiting this year, it is promising to be an exciting event. Source: www.kiosklondon.co.uk Co-located with Digital Signage London, the show… Read More »

Tech News – ambient light enhancing

AmbiLED HD adhesive strip – no additional cabling or construction needed. Attach the strip to the back of their monitor to enhance the experience. AmbiLED HD ontrols up to 256 LEDs . The adhesive LED strip basically projects the nearest color to the background to improve the viewer’s visual experience. Source link