20th April 2011 / Tom Quarry
Interactive touch screens are commonly associated as being modern technology and the tools to advancing industries across the globe. They bring several benefits to a business for the consumer, the employee and the owner; but how can they help to keep the past reserved for future generations?
Obviously a Touch screen kiosk has many uses and one of them is the opportunity to store information. Data can be saved on a unit of local history including events, individuals, town origin etc. It gives the residents and tourists the chance to learn more about the area simply via an interactive display.
History is important because as human beings it is in our genes to learn more and our curiosity can get the better of us. Investigating the past is key to get a glimpse of the lives of humans before us to move forward for the future.
And in the age of the internet and technology, isn’t an olden time story and record worth saving?
Whether it is reading about the local sports teams who won games or world championships, or finding our more about groups of people who excelled, a town’s rich history can be easily found and stowed at a kiosk located at a central point in the settlement. This is fantastic for preservation as books can be ruined, lost or destroyed and can take up a lot of storage. With an information Kiosk the king's speech film picture, as long as it is backed up efficiently the info will carry on forever for forthcoming age groups to study.
History can also be displayed with pictures of memorabilia so the real artefacts are not damaged from consumer handling. But the touch screen technology can be progressed too with content available on the internet for residents to view from the comfort of their own home.