Digital Mannequin for Retail Clothing

Digital Mannequin for Retail Clothing
Use a "live" model, display more views and more product

Friday, April 27, 2012

IPhone to run your DS?

After viewing this video, a number of people have inquired whether they could do something like this for their retail signage.

The answer is, "well, yeah, I guess, if you really wanted to..." but why?  I suspect it reflects a desire to try something cool with their iPhone which they already have, so then, "All I'd have to get is that little projector and a screen-thingy like that!"

Which really is great.  I know I sound like I'm laughing at them, and it is kind of amusing, but it is also great that people think DS is cool and want to try something with it.  And at some point, this could make sense.  But the great thing is that this is one of the great advantages that we, in the DS and DOOH field have, is that our stuff is (potentially) really cool.

But not guaranteed cool.  Again, CONTENT (and method) is KING!  It's about effective use of our cool gadgetry.  It's all about effect and business-related results!  We have absolutely got to keep our eye on the prize, which is to produce a business result.

Cool, exciting imagery will sell some systems, but a measure-able ROI-related result is what wins the game.  Make sure you, too, don't get too caught up in all the features and benefits of your system, software and components.  If you are not working with top-flight content or content producers, you need to change that, right away.  If you don't know where to look for that, let us know.  If you have a superior content producer that has produced great content that produces ROI for you, let us know as well; we are always interested in winners.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Bright Idea - Light diffusion

A very common problem with digital signage window displays is reflectivity of the window glass, particularly in outdoor environments with direct sunlight.

The issue is twofold:  First, your signage is not, and will never be, brighter than the sun.  Second, the surface of the window is reflective, picking up every primary, as well as secondary (or reflective) light source which ultimately wreaks havoc with your window display.

One possible solution is installing anti-reflective film on the exterior surface of the window.  Light diffusive film can be an ally in making your display pop better to passing viewers.

Another solution is LED signage, which is very effective (at distance) but with pixels more obvious at close up range.

We are interested in your thoughts on solutions for the ongoing battle with the sun.  What have your results been?