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Wayfinding

Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place. In the electronic and digital space it is most often what is called “wayfinding kiosks” where a collection of useful information is provided on a very public basis to customers in the retail and/or facility. Smart… Read More »

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interactive

Across the many fields concerned with interactivity, including information science, computer science, human-computer interaction, communication, and industrial design, there is little agreement over the meaning of the term interactivity. Multiple views on interactivity exist. In the “contingency view” of interactivity, there are three levels: No interactive, when a message is not related to previous messages; Reactive, when a… Read More »

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Flex

Apache Flex, formerly Adobe Flex, is a software development kit (SDK) for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich Internet applications based on the Adobe Flash platform. Initially developed by Macromedia and then acquired by Adobe Systems, Flex was donated by Adobe to the Apache Software Foundation in 2011 and promoted to a top-level project in December 2012.… Read More »

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Kiosk

An interactive kiosk is a computer terminal featuring specialized hardware and software designed within a public exhibit that provides access to information and applications for communication, commerce, entertainment, and education. Early interactive kiosks sometimes resembled telephone booths, but can also be used while sitting on a bench or chair. Interactive kiosks are typically placed in high foot traffic… Read More »

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ChromeOS

Chrome OS is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed by Google to work with web applications and installed applications. Initially, Chrome OS was almost a pure web thin client operating system, with only a handful of “native” applications, but Google gradually began encouraging developers to create “packaged applications”, some of which can work offline.… Read More »

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YESCO

YESCO is a privately owned manufacturer of electric signs based in Salt Lake City. The company was founded by Thomas Young in 1920. YESCO offers a comprehensive range of services for signs of all types and sizes from simple wayfinding plaques to towering spectaculars that spring to life in dazzling color, motion, animation and video. electronic signs. The… Read More »

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signage

Signage, refers to the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group, usually for the purpose of marketing or a kind of advocacy. A signage also means signs collectively or being considered as a group. The term signage is documented to have been popularized in 1975 to 1980. Signs are any… Read More »

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digital

Digital data, in information theory and information systems, are discrete, discontinuous representations of information or works, as contrasted with continuous, or analog signals which behave in a continuous manner, or represent information using a continuous function. Although digital representations are the subject matter of discrete mathematics, the information represented can be either discrete, such as numbers and letters,… Read More »

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LED

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a pn-junction diode, which emits light when activated. When a suitable voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electroluminescence, and the color of the light… Read More »

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train operating companies

A train operating company (TOC) is a business operating passenger trains on the railway system of Great Britain under the collective National Rail brand. TOCs have existed since the privatisation of the network under the Railways Act 1993. There are two types of TOC: most hold franchises let by the government, following bids from various companies, to operate… Read More »

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Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a major business district located in Tower Hamlets, London. It is one of the United Kingdom’s two main financial centres – along with the traditional City of London – and contains many of the UK’s tallest buildings, including the second-tallest, One Canada Square. Canary Wharf contains around of office and retail space, of which around… Read More »

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Underground

The London Underground (also known as the Tube or simply the Underground) is a public rapid transit system serving a large part of Greater London and parts of the home counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. The system serves 270 stations and has of track, 52% of which is above ground . The network is considered the oldest… Read More »

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public transport

Public transport (North American English: public transportation or public transit) is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement. Public transport modes include city buses, trolleybuses, trams (or light rail) and passenger… Read More »

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East End

The East End of London, also known simply as the East End, is an area of London, England, east of the Roman and medieval walled City of London and north of the River Thames. Although not defined by universally accepted formal boundaries, the River Lea can be considered another boundary. For the purposes of his book, East End… Read More »

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Digital Signage

Digital signs are a sub segment of signage. Large installation digital signage systems are often designed by Environmental Graphic Designers who often design both the installation and the content to be viewed via the digital signage. Digital Signs are used in wayfinding, placemaking, exhibitions, public installations, marketing and outdoor advertising. Digital signs use technologies such as LCD, LED… Read More »

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AV

Audiovisual (AV) means possessing both a sound and a visual component, such as slide-tape presentations, films, television programs, church services and live theater productions. Business presentations are also often audiovisual. In a typical presentation, the presenter provides the audio by speaking, and supplements it with a series of images projected onto a screen, either from a slide projector,… Read More »

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Technology

Technology (from Greek , techne, “art, skill, cunning of hand”; and , -logia is the collection of techniques, methods or processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, etc. or it can be embedded in machines, computers, devices and… Read More »

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