Posts Tagged ‘Tom Coughlin’

At the Digital Photo Kiosk…

In Digital Photo Kiosks on August 17, 2010 at 3:22 am
With increasing sizes of digital media, more pictures can be stored in them than ever before. A 2 GB SD media, for example, can store thousands of pictures. Users seldom delete or archive these pictures until the media is out of space. At the photo kiosk, users with such media spend a lot of time scanning their pictures in a serial fashion. This increases the time spent at the photo kiosk to select and print just a handful of pictures. The long time spent at scanning and choosing pictures prevents other users from accessing the kiosk. Long wait times limit the number of people accessing the kiosk and bring down the revenue for the store owner. So, there is a growing need for technology that will reduce the user’s scanning
time at photo kiosks.
“While the content created is beautiful and numerous how will you find the pictures of your son or daughter from when they were 4 to show when they are 18? Unless you are extremely disciplined and label everything and back up all your content in unambiguous files you are not going to be able to do this easily. Unfortunately neither I nor many of my friends fit into this superdisciplined category.” – Tom Coughlin, Coughlin associates
(quoted from “Lost in the details – where is photo P100085.jpg?” which appeared in Picture Business Magazine, June 2008)
Kiosk software vendors are rising up to this challenge giving options based on the file name and date. This is a simple solution but is indeed the first step in creating an effective consumer experience.