Working in a museum you’re always looking for ways to make your exhibits more engaging. A museum kiosk is a great way to engage patrons with multimedia content and help build a richer experience.
The museum kiosk also helps grab passerby attention to draw them in and can even be used to accept donations.
In this article I’m going to show you how to easily host your content on a museum kiosk. This could be anything from an interactive website, to a directory of your exhibits, or website for accepting donations.
I’m going to assume that you already have content online which you’d like to put on your kiosk and by online I’m referring to a website.
Keep reading and I’ll show you how to take your online content and making it accessible from your museum kiosk.
Benefits of a Museum Kiosk
The benefits of using a museum kiosk include…
- Engages users and makes a lasting impression
- Guests can easily find exhibits
- Self-service lowers burden on your staff
- Accept donations
- Browser lockdown software prevents malicious user tampering
Step 1: Pick Your Kiosk Hardware
Kiosks are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. These range from small tablets to full freestanding kiosks.
For the purpose of your museum kiosk we’ll consider both a tablet kiosk and a full freestanding kiosk.
Tablet Kiosk Pros
- Flexible mounting options (tablet, wall, floor stand)
Tablet Kiosk Cons
- Due to it’s smaller size it lacks the presence and ability to grab attention of a larger freestanding kiosk
Freestanding Kiosk Pros
- Grabs attention with it’s larger form factor
- Visible above crowds
Freestanding Kiosk Cons
- Takes up more floor space
SlabbKiosks makes a wide range of kiosks that are perfect for your museum kiosk.
Step 2: Load your content
In order to secure your museum kiosk, you’ll need KioskSimple kiosk software.
KioskSimple ensures that your museum kiosk is always up and running and prevents malicious user tampering.
Setting up KioskSimple is as easy as downloading the free trial and entering the website of your online content into the configuration wizard.
Now start KioskSimple in Test Mode and you’re ready to test drive your museum kiosk.
When you’re ready to exit, press ESC and enter the default password of “kiosksimple”. Then select the option to “Close KioskSimple” and you’ll be back at the Windows desktop.
Got Questions About Getting Started With Your Museum Kiosk?
Have questions about selecting your kiosk hardware or setting up KioskSimple?
Contact us today and we’ll walk you through the process. We’re ready to help you get up and running quickly.
Latest posts by Andrew Savala (see all)
- How to Put Google Forms on a Kiosk - June 23, 2017