Design Elements – Computer Kiosks

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Computer Kiosks/Computer Workstations

Trade show kiosks for computer demonstrations have become a normal design element for trade show display booths across all industries. With the rapidly evolving technology of today, the avid use of internet marketing strategies by most companies, and the fact that every company has a website, it’s easy to justify at least one computer kiosk in your booth design, even if it’s only to access your website and capture attendee lead information.

Trade show kiosks can be the best one-on-one experience for attendees visiting your booth. The type of trade show kiosk might depend on the size of your booth, the number of kiosks you want, or the budget you’ve set for your booth display. Trade show kiosks typically feature a monitor and keyboard shelf, and most also feature a cabinet to hide the computer and connection wires, but as far as design, they are highly customizable in appearance and operation.

Computer Kiosk Design Options

Trade show kiosks can be designed into a wall or tower, where the monitor is mounted to the wall and a counter sits in front for the keyboard and mouse. Trade show kiosks can use touch screen technology or even the newer iPad/Apple touch technology that allows you to display on the TV what your demonstrating with your finger on your ipad. Here are some key things to consider:

  • Do you want only one person participating in your computer demonstration, or a few?
  • If you only want one participant at a time, is a measure of privacy important?

If you want the kiosk to present to small groups of people, then the size and placement of the monitor may be a factor. Over time, we have seen monitor size steadily increasing. It’s uncommon to see 19” monitors on the show floor; our standard trade show kiosk monitor size is 32”, with a premium size being 40”.

Tip: Designers are well known for overlooking how power and wires will be managed.

Tip: HDMI carries both video and audio in HQ. A standard VGA cable only carries video, requiring a second wire for the audio.

Tip: With TVs, bigger can be better. We use 32” TVs for most of our trade show kiosks.

Tip: Internet connectively usually means ordering internet from the show or convention center. As an alternative, companies like Smart Wireless offer a lower cost wireless solution worth looking into for your next trade show.

Tip: Internet connectivity usually means ordering internet from the show or convention center. As an alternative, companies like smart wireless offer a lower cost wireless solution worth looking into for your next trade show.

Tip: If you own an iPad, Apple makes a wireless accessory called AppleTalk. This small part plugs into your TV linking your TV to your iPad. A wireless router in the area is required for this to work, but it’s a great presentation tool that is effective for both one-on-one demonstrations and demonstrations directed at larger groups.

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