2013

Jan 14, 2013

Windows 8 Touch in Retail: An Interview with David Kelley

NRF32013By Cris Derr, Product Director, Planar Systems This week Planar will be at National Retail Federation Annual Convention and Expo in NY. Planar will be showing several exciting touch products throughout the show, so I thought I would ask David Kelley, Wirestone’s UX Architect and Microsoft MVP, about the impact Windows 8 in retail. We know Windows 8 as a consumer product, but is there any reason to think Windows 8 will impact digital signage for retailers? DK: Windows 8 by itself won’t increase the impact of digital signage but it is an enabling factor in allowing the trend towards more interactive retail space and digital signage to More…
Jan 07, 2013

Trends in Shopping: An AV Installers Guide to Digital Signage Innovation

It used to be the shopping and buying were co-located. That is no longer the case. You shop online for the features, reviews, best price then buy in a store. Or shop in a store, for fit or function and then purchase online. Retailers have bemoaned Amazon’s Price Check app that allows mobile phone users to scan barcodes right in the store and browse for a better price. This sophisticated, connected shopper is turning retail on its ear - and creating new opportunities for innovative product merchandising. DDi recently published their “State of the Design Industry 2012” report which relayed trends from retailers as they innovate and engage with More…