Tag: Touchscreen Kiosk
How to Design a Responsive Kiosk User Interface – Part 2
Developing a kiosk user interface that’s both responsive and a pleasure to use is a critical component of any successful kiosk project. In this second part of my two-part series on developing a responsive kiosk user interface, we’ll focus on design considerations at the system level. Follow these tips to ensure that your kiosk user interface is quick to react to your customers’ touch. Continue reading “How to Design a Responsive Kiosk User Interface – Part 2”
How to Design a Responsive Kiosk User Interface – Part 1
A responsive kiosk user interface is a crucial component of developing a kiosk application that’s a pleasure for your customers to use. If your kiosk’s user interface appears sluggish, you can expect your customers will opt for interacting with a cashier, which defeats the purpose of having a self-service kiosk. This is a multi-faceted topic that includes design considerations at both the kiosk and system level. For this reason I’ll be breaking this article up into a 2-part series, the first of which will cover design considerations at the kiosk level. Continue reading “How to Design a Responsive Kiosk User Interface – Part 1”
What is Kiosk Software?
Kiosk software is a security application specifically designed to transform a PC or tablet into a self-service kiosk. The kiosk software is also responsible for locking down your kiosks operating system to prevent malicious user tampering, which is why kiosk software is often referred to as “kiosk lockdown software.”
Some common features of kiosk software include:
Ensures that your kiosk application is always running
In most cases the kiosk operator will desire to deliver their content in the form of a website or native application running on their kiosk. An example of a native application for a kiosk running Microsoft Windows would be a .NET WPF application. For the sake of brevity, for the remainder of this article I’m going to refer to the website or native application running on your kiosk as “your kiosk application.”
Kiosk Touch Screen Software for Windows
KioskSimple kiosk touch screen software for Windows is optimized for touch screen kiosks and tablets and allows you to quickly convert your website or .NET WPF app into a self-service kiosk. Try a free demo of KioskSimple kiosk touch screen software for Windows today!
Here’s just a few of the features in our KioskSimple kiosk touch screen software: Continue reading “Kiosk Touch Screen Software for Windows”
How to Disable Internet Explorer Pinch-Zoom on Your Touchscreen Kiosk
If your Windows touchscreen kiosk is using the Internet Explorer WebBrowser Control you might want to consider disabling the user’s ability to “pinch-zoom” since it can cause readability issues. Pinch-zoom can be a useful feature, especially when interacting with the web browser, but it can also cause confusion in a touchscreen kiosk environment since not all users are familiar with the pinch-zoom functionality. Imagine the scenario where one user zooms in on the webpage and walks away, then the next user has no idea how to zoom back out to 100%. Fortunately it’s easy to disable pinch-zoom in the Internet Explorer WebBrowser Control from the Windows registry and I’ll outline the steps below. Continue reading “How to Disable Internet Explorer Pinch-Zoom on Your Touchscreen Kiosk”