A touch screen LCD offers a range of commercial, outreach and artistic possibilities, and can serve as a primary form of communications for businesses and nonprofits alike. At their heart, these are just high-quality digital displays that can be manipulated using simple hand gestures. Because they are so intuitive to use, they can be designed for people who have never been around the technology before, and by people who don’t have time to train in and learn new technology. And with so many possible applications and designs, a creative organization can do some noteworthy things with their technology.
What are some examples of what a touch screen LCD can do?
In the office, an interactive display can serve as the delivery method for a meeting or presentation, allowing the presenter to quickly scrub through slideshow entries or other pieces of information. And with a gesture, the presenter can zoom in on an image or add notes as they receive feedback from coworkers.
In the classroom, teachers can use the technology to engage their students much more effectively. Today’s students are receptive to technology and are used to looking at and manipulating screens to get what they need. An interactive display in the classroom is natural for these students, so they can be brought into the lesson through the use of special software. For example, young elementary students can use a touch screen LCD to draw patterns or play with colors.
These displays really shine when used for commercial or informational applications as well. Businesses, especially those with storefronts in busy walking areas, are always looking for ways to attract attention and get people to respond to their product displays. An interactive display is ideal for this purpose, as it can be placed in a storefront and include information about various products inside. For example, a high end clothing shop might want to display some of its latest seasonal styles, and this can be done by placing various articles of clothing and accessories on a rotating carousel that a user can swipe through. This display can be used to build a custom style for a user, using a few questions to put together a profile. For shops that regularly stock seasonal items or items that often go out of stock quickly, a display can be used to spotlight these items for people to swipe through.
The same principles can be applied for nonprofits, allowing them to build awareness and outreach in a much more engaging way. For instance, a nonprofit can partner with a business, and place an interactive display outside their storefront. As people approach the touch screen LCD, it can encourage them to donate to a variety of causes that a user can look through. The display can take the user’s name and send this information inside to a cashier who adds the donation to a bill and offers some incentive for the donation.
Clearly, a touch screen LCD can offer some unique, impactful methods for communication, which makes them a vital tool for almost any business or organization.