Research shows when you engage an audience they will take in more information and show a greater willingness to learn in the future. This is imperative in both student and workplace presentations. An interactive touchscreen may seem unnecessary; however they can be far more cost effective than projectors. And in today’s digital world, where everything is connected, they are much better for collaboration.
So how do you find which is the correct one for your business? Here are some of the most important aspects to consider.
Begin by defining a reasonable budget. Before you do this, conduct some research into the available models and make sure you have a clear idea of the features you’ll need most. Divide them into lists of essentials and nice-to-haves. Make sure you get a device that will seamlessly integrate with mobile technology – anything that boosts interaction is a bonus.
An often-overlooked area is ergonomics. It could be argued that an interactive touchscreen is already more ergonomically sound than some of the alternative presentation products out there as they considerably reduce the amount of repeated movements you’ll need to make. However, it is always sensible to look at any additional ergonomic features that the models might have. If you can’t find any clear information on this, then ask your supplier or contact the manufacturer.
Resolution & Size
The smaller your audience or room you’re presenting to, the smaller the screen you’re likely you need. Nevertheless, you should also consider the type of audience and age group you’ll likely present to when deciding on a device. For instance, a younger audience might appreciate a large screen, which can make more of an impact and bring images to life. Screen resolution is a different thing altogether and has little to do with the size of the screen, as in surface area (a common misconception).
Basically, the better the resolution, the better the clarity. However, as you might expect, a larger resolution screen will also cost you more. When considering resolution, think about the audience and the type of content you’ll be presenting most often. Does your audience need greater clarity so that you can easily convey the information? If so, you could benefit from a higher resolution. Again, age can also play a part here. The younger generation can be quite demanding when it comes to technology.
If you have any questions regarding resolution and size, and which model would best suit your business, audio visual installers can provide further advice. Ergonomics, budget, resolution and size are just some of the aspects you’ll need to consider when choosing an interactive touchscreen. However, there are also architectural elements to take into account as well, such as room size, surface area and lighting. Interactive touch screens often come with a hefty price tag, so if you’re ever in doubt about the logistics, ask a professional.