The kiosk process incorporates a succession of different screens:
- The “welcome screen” is the first screen a visitor sees. From there, he or she can check in or check out.
- Then come the screens where the visitor fills in details of his or her visit. Let’s call them the “input screens.”
It is important to note that:
- You can customize the welcome screen with a background image (see image above left).
- You can customize the input screens with a background color (dark brown in the example above).
- The color of the type is either black or white. This is automatically determined by the background color of the input screens (in the example above, the type is white because the background is dark).
Tip #1: Avoid overly contrasty background images.
Don’t use backgrounds that have strong light/dark contrasts, as this makes the type hard to read.
Instead, use backgrounds that are more uniform (this can still be an image, as shown in some of the examples below).
Tip #2: Choose a resolution that matches your screen.
The resolution of your background image should be similar to the resolution of your kiosk screen or you may lose part of the image.
- Original image (resolution 1024×683)
- This is compatible with an iPad 2 with a resolution of 1024×768.
- But not a PC with a resolution of 1366×768.
Tip #3: Match the background image, background color and type.
Remember, only one type color will apply (white or black), depending on the background color chosen for the input screens. Be sure this color also works with the background image.
Tip #4: Encourage your staff to upload images and include their positions (visitors will love it).
Before checking in, visitors will see a summary screen with details of their visit, including an image of the host and their position (if entered by the host in their Proxyclick profile).
For many visitors (e.g., candidates and business partners), seeing a photo of the host before the meeting is reassuring.
Tip #5: Choose an attractive holder. Or even better, embed the screen in the desk.
We recommend this good-looking and secure holder. But our favorite kiosks are still those embedded directly in the reception desk 🙂 (The image below is a customer’s reception area in Stockholm.)
See also below some kiosks from Proxyclick clients for further inspiration.