Four ways to configure your retail tablet program

Retailers offer self-service and assisted selling by incorporating tablets into stores.

College classrooms restricting tech and other signs of the Apocalypse

Technology problems can be solved by turning away from “bring your own device” and toward purposed device deployment.

The art and science of successful kiosk design

The best kiosk design is both art and science, leveraging aesthetic design practices together with effective technologies.

Access to the world via public Internet kiosks

Public internet kiosks can be customized or standard, and can be ruggedized in order to accommodate the demands of heavy usage.

The psychology of effective kiosk placement

Given the costs involved with kiosk deployment, it’s worthwhile to understand the psychology behind effective kiosk placement.

Open letter to retailers: Go digital

Shop.org, the online arm of the National Retail Federation, has shared recommendations with their audience in an "Open Letter to Retail CEOs." Their recommendations are on the subject of talent mix. Shop.org recommends that retailers hire/promote based on digital competencies and experience.

Effects of kiosks on the healthcare industry

The new generation of kiosk technology has the power to disrupt our healthcare landscape in a good way, especially at a time when the effects of the Affordable Care Act are already being felt by patients and healthcare providers alike....

The Waiting Dead: Can self-service kiosks prevent the zombie apocalypse? [infographic]

This infographic shows locations where apocalyptic backlogs of warm bodies are commonly found and gives examples of how businesses are using kiosks to combat them.

Usability testing: Asking the right questions

You don't know what you don't know. In a previous post, we discuss the value and need for testing the usability of your kiosks. If you are conducting usability testing via either observation of users or artificially staged research, you are ahead of the game.

Add an iPad kiosk to your tradeshow exhibit in 5 steps

You're in charge of adding a tablet to your exhibit booth. Sure it sounds easy, until you realize the many options that are available to you.

Interactive kiosks are making an impact in schools

There is no doubt that technology has infiltrated our schools and I am happy that it did. I'm in my thirties, and the school I attended was vastly different from my nine-year-old's school.

Antivirus software vs. kiosk software: What's the difference?

As we enter the world of "Android Security" and discussions about "Securing your Android Device," it is clear that there is much confusion around the Security Category, and where something like kiosk software fits in. Conversations abound about how installing...

How automated passport kiosks will help DFW Int'l Airport

I am proud to announce the launch of the Automated Passport Solution, a touchscreen kiosk-based customs inspection system aimed at streamlining the airport customs process and reducing customs processing times. The APS kiosk system will be launching this fall at...

Kiosk usability testing and end-user research

Usability can make or break the success of any new website, application, or software. Also known as the UI (user interface) or UX (user experience), usability refers to the user's ability to successfully navigate a product in the manner intended to accomplish the desired tasks.

Expectations for interactive kiosks in 2014

More than once over the past few years have I heard that the ever expanding functionality of smartphones will eventually make interactive kiosks obsolete. I think the continued growth of the kiosk industry is proving that statement wrong. On the...

What's trending in 2014?

As we begin 2014, many of us take a moment to reflect upon the previous year and anticipate the changes that the coming year will bring. While discussions of disruptive technologies, consumer behaviors, and Monday morning quarterbacking abound, I thought it might be informative to look at the data from a simpler view: Search Trends.

Retail tech trends to watch for in 2014

We will see more disruption in the next ten years of retail than we did in the previous one thousand. Below are a few that may come to life in 2014: The new industrial revolution Twenty-five percent of working Americans are on some form of government assistance.

Innovations in kiosk manufacturing

For years, Olea Kiosks has been manufacturing digital kiosks for customers around the world. Most of our kiosk parts were fabricated by outside vendors and welded by us, and recently, we made some upgrades to our manufacturing equipment by adding a brand new state-of-the-art Amada CNC laser machine.

2014 digital trends and tips

Earlier this week, Forbes magazine reached out to marketing thought leaders for their predictions on what 2014 will bring for digital trends. We've summarized and listed the top points (as we believe they apply to self-service and kiosks) below. For...

Incorporating learning styles for successful digital signage

One of the many purposes of digital signage is to communicate information. There are many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to creating the content for digital signage applications.

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