Saturday, October 13, 2007

Virtual Visitor Concierge via Large Touch Screen Display: Kern County, California

This video is a news clip about interactive visitor kiosks in Kern County, California, designed to promote tourism in the region. Using a large touch-screen display, people have access to a wide range of information, displayed in a multi-media format. One of the featured displays is NextWindow's 2800 "Rugged Integrated Touch Panel", developed to withstand environmental wear and tear, with software developed by JupiterBay.

How it works:

Related Link:

Outdoor Interactive Displays Highlight Technology Collaboration

My HCI project prototype would be something fun to interact with on one of these kiosks!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pay for your parking meter- with your cell phone!

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is running a trial program that enables drivers to pay for parking meter fees via their cell phones. It will be interesting to see how this works out.

For more information, read the article, "Pay Parking Meters by Cell Phone?"

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Skype in the Hospital: Link to post about communication across the miles and generations

More hospitals offer free WiFi for patients and their families. One hospital near Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers large-screen displays with Internet access as well as access to the patient's medical information. Any thoughts?

For more information and links, read the related post on the Interactive Multimedia Technology blog.