Month: October 2015

Hartsfield (Kiosk) Design

Kiosk Design, Services

Some people call them kiosks, interactive displays or even touchscreen deely boppers. Whatever they are called, they’re pretty cool. Almost everyone in our society understands the basics of an interactive display. In 2015 we are overwhelmed with the concept of touching bright flat screens for various uses. Even two-year-olds can be seen at the grocery stores swiping through pictures or tapping on virtual objects. It’s the FUTURE, Future, future.

We recently wrote a post about our website design services and if you haven’t read that one, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the way we design for the web. But for now, we’d like to tell you about another service that really brings the “cool” factor. Interactive kiosk design.

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What is an Interactive Kiosk?

Basically, they are touch-screen displays that allow users to access content or see multimedia on demand while on location. They are usually mounted to a wall or placed onto a cabinet or stand. Typically kiosks are placed in public spaces in order to engage with an intended audience.

What can we do with it?

The use of an interactive display is really dependent on the need and the creative spirit. Most people that request a kiosk are looking to dynamically enhance a specific environment or space for their customers. Listed below are just a few ways kiosks can be used.

Donor Displays:

Donors can be listed and buttons can be created to view a biography or reason why the donor supports your organization. Nothing says you appreciate your donors more than a public display of their benevolence.

Award Recipient Catalog:

We can design a kiosk that visitors can see those honored through your organization. These are great for continuing to honor these people of value. It also acts as a public display of your astute record keeping.

Informative Aid:

Keep your customers informed or entertained while they are in your waiting area or public space. Educate them about who you are, what you do and why it matters. You’d be surprised what they don’t know and more surprised about what you’ve never told them.

Trade Shows:

Do you know that moment when you are talking to a potential customer at your booth and another one or two people show up. You can’t just stop talking and start over. An interactive kiosk gives people multiple ways to get informed at one location. They can be a great supplemental aid while you make valuable connections.

Exhibit Enhancement:

Take your exhibit to the next level by providing more variety to your information distribution. Don’t just expect people to get it. Educate them. Even something as basic as a set of videos on an interactive kiosk will make your exhibit more interesting and informative.

Our Approach.

Users rule. Yes, you have a message or specific intent, but the end-users are the most important point to consider. Your kiosk has to be both engaging and very simple at the same time. It has to be intuitive to a variety of people. And lastly, you always hope it is rewarding.

We love what we do and we are really good at it. Come chat with us and see if an interactive kiosk is something that you have been needing.

Visit our kiosk page to see examples of some of our projects.

See Kiosk Page

Hartsfield (Website) Design

Services, Web Design
We Design Websites, Good golly Miss Molly!

Most people recognize Hartsfield Design as a Lubbock print design and branding studio. But few people know about our other specialized services.  I think even people that know our company would be surprised how diverse and multi-disciplined we are. We’d like to start a series of posts by introducing you to one of our more nerdy services.

We design website y’all!

That’s right, we are a fully functional web design studio. We build websites of many sizes and for a wide variety of needs. We make all our websites mobile-friendly and we design every site from scratch right here in Lubbock. We are not only a Lubbock web design company, we design websites for many of our neighbors across the panhandle. We’re even considered an Amarillo web design studio.

Design Nerds, not Geek Squad.

Remember, Hartsfield Design is a design studio. Our focus is on well designed, easy-to-use website solutions. We are not a computer or networking company. Many people think that because we build websites, we also manage emails, set up networks or kill computer viruses. Eew, no way!

How we roll.

We build branding-centric, user focused, mobile-friendly and purpose driven websites for businesses and non-profit organizations.  Our websites are contemporary, made with modern web standards and are maintained proactively to make sure they keep up with hardware and software changes.

We believe two very fundamental thoughts about web design:

  1. Content is supreme over any other elements on a website. If it hinders content, it’s useless. Every tool or feature we use is judged on how effective it supports the website’s content.
  2. Users rule. We design websites with a strong emphasis on creating a rewarding user-experience. If your audience can find what they need on your site with ease, you win. Every single time.  We work hard to find a healthy balance between client needs and user concerns.

Hire likable people.

Our meetings are more about problem solving and creativity rather than a car salesman experience. Come sit down with us. We’d love to hear about your business and talk about how using web technologies can help you meet your goals. We know we are not the right fit for everyone, but when we are, it’s awesome.
If you are outside Lubbock but still in the Panhandle area, no sweat. Give us a call and let’s figure out a way to meet or chat.  We like road trips.