In the design team we have discussed about the possibility to use some displays for different purposes. The displays could be used:
- to provide the visitors with some basic information: timetables, weather, whats going on in the town etc.
- to show and watch movies and other audiovisual content
- to play games
- to create atmosphere and audiovisual experience
There are some interesting new display technologies we could take a closer look and consider a a solution for this.
So call “smart glass” is a solution where the glass’ transparency is controlled electronically. The glass can be used for projection, too, from front and back. In Finland, at least one company provides this solution in a glass and as a sheet that can be installed later.
Samsung has recently present something called Smart Window. Practically it is a transparent display. One can see through it and use it as a computer display. Here is a video of it:
We also have discussed about the multitouch features of the displays. The products of the Multitouch are also interesting, although I am not sure how well they would stand in a bus or vehicle. here is a video: