Over years of working on innovative and experiential design projects, we noticed our clients all had a common challenge – how to easily get content up on a screen. Lots of advanced display systems and computers are available, however the software to get them to talk to each other easily and display content wirelessly, without costing a small fortune, is lacking.
The first opportunity to solve this problem came while Sensing Places developed the design, innovation, and technology for Vodafone’s 10,000 square feet Experience Center at their Milan headquarters. Their staff needed a simple and quick way to load any content, on any screen. The content included videos, images, PDF’s, documents, and PowerPoint.
Sensing Places built a tablet controlled web application that offered Vodafone easy content management and control of all displays. As a combined digital asset management system and digital media player, this solution is now available commercially under the product name Presentize.
Tablet Display & Control
Turn tablets and mobile devices into digital signage displays and remote controls.
Vodafone’s 10,000 square feet Experience Center in their Milan headquarters was designed by Sensing Places for customer groups to be taken on a guided journey via a staff member. Their staff needed a simple and quick way to load any content, on any screen. The content they had to display included videos, images, PDF’s, documents, and PowerPoint.
Sensing Places built a personalized digital media player and UI that offered the staff complete control of all the screens in the space and the freedom to change their content at any moment depending the tour’s requirements. Vodafone staff could program tour content into playlists ahead of time, or show relevant content in the moment from a collection.
The main digital media player features include:
1. Tour Definitions. Each customer segment was split into a
tour group which was allocated it’s own playlist and monitor flow. Names and emails of the visitors could also be added.
2. Timer. The digital media interface has a timer controlled by Start-Pause buttons and Stop-Reset buttons so staff can keep an eye on the duration of a tour with a group of visitors.
3. On-the-fly content. Staff were also able to interrupt the content playing in a set playlist to instantly show any other content stored in the system based on a spontaneous visitor question or to illustrate a new topic of conversation.