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Museum Experience: 7 Reasons Why Touch Screen Monitors are Becoming Popular!

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Touch screen technology is becoming very popular in museums around Australia. Visitors are no longer limited to just looking at displays, reading text or listening to audio tours, they can now interact with exhibits in new and exciting ways. Museums themselves can also benefit from the flexibility that touch screens provide, and some great cost savings. Let’s take a look at why museums all over Australia are incorporating touch screen technology into their exhibits.

7 Reasons Touch Screen Monitors are Popular in Museums

1. Enhanced experiences

Touch screen monitor technology can provide visitors with a better experience. Touch screen monitors can display a 3D model of an item, allowing visitors to rotate and zoom in on the object for a closer look. This level of interactivity can help visitors to better understand and appreciate the exhibit, as they can see it from different angles and examine the details up close. Touch screen monitors can also be used to create a virtual reality experience. This can be a particularly powerful tool for engaging visitors who may be less interested in traditional museum displays.

2. Increase access to information

Touch screen monitors can provide visitors with access to all sorts of information. At the touch of a finger, visitors can read stories, look through images, watch videos, and listen to audio recordings to learn more about the exhibit. This can help make the museum experience more engaging and informative.

3. Create interactive experiences

Touch screen monitors can offer visitors a more interactive experience. Games and quizzes can be used to test a visitors’ knowledge. Or a touch screen monitor can be used to create a scavenger hunt where visitors search for items. These types of interactive experiences can be a fun way for visitors of all ages to learn more which can also encourage repeat visits to the museum.

4. Increase accessibility

Touch screen monitors can allow greater accessibility for visitors with disabilities. Some touch screen monitors can be equipped with assistive technologies such as text-to-speech and captioning to help visitors with visual or hearing impairments. Touch screens can also support multiple languages for those who speak different languages. This is especially important for museums in multilingual areas or tourist destinations making it more inclusive for all visitors, which in turn can help to increase the number of visitors to the museum.

5. Increase flexibility

Touch screen monitors create greater flexibility in terms of exhibit design. With touch screen monitors, museums can easily update and change the content of an exhibit without having to physically change the exhibit itself. This can be a cost-effective solution for museums, as it allows them to keep their exhibits fresh and relevant without incurring significant costs. This is especially useful for museums that host temporary exhibits, as they can easily update the information on the touch screen monitors to match the current exhibit. Touch screen technology can also help to optimize the use of the space, and ensure that the exhibits are always engaging.

6. Reduce labour costs

Touch screens and touch screen kiosks can help museums to save on labour costs as they can be used like a self-guided tour. With information at their fingertips, museum visitors no longer need to ask museum staff as many questions. The self-service solution is also more rewarding for museum visitors who are able to learn on the go as they explore each exhibit.

7. Collect data and feedback

Touch screen monitor technology can also be a valuable tool for museums in terms of data collection and analysis. For example, touch screen monitors can be used to gather visitor feedback. This can help museums to understand what visitors like and what they dislike about an exhibit, and to make improvements accordingly. Additionally, museums can also gather data on how visitors interact with exhibits that can help to form future exhibit design.

Touch Screen Monitors are the Future of Museums

For all the reasons listed above and more, touch screen technology is becoming increasingly popular in the world of museum exhibit design due to its ability to enhance a visitor’s experience. Touch screen monitors can be used for providing visitors with a wide range of information, creating interactive exhibits, and even making museums more inclusive and efficient. Additionally, the technology offers museums cost-effective solutions for exhibit design, data collection, and analysis. With these benefits, it is no surprise that more and more museums are turning to touch screen technology to engage visitors and enhance their museum experience.

Not only can touch screens enhance a visitor’s experience, but they can also be used for queue management on arrival, wayfinding, and navigation through large museums, visitor and contractor management, and self-order and self-pay in museum cafes, restaurants, and gift shops.

InTouch Screens

InTouch Screens specialise in a range of touch screen and touch screen kiosk solutions for museums across Australia. To name a few, we have installed touch screen solutions for the Cate Blanchett Exhibition, the Moulin Rouge Exhibit and throughout the Australian Centre for the Moving Images (ACMI) museum in Melbourne.

If you would like to discuss how touch screen technology can be incorporated into your museum, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales team. Drop them a line at [email protected] or call 1300 557 219 today.