How to Design a Kiosk

by Noah Kain; Updated September 26, 2017
Kiosks catch the attention of pedestrians who may not come in contact with your product or promotion otherwise.

Companies use kiosks in malls and in high-traffic courtyards and walkways to attract attention to a product or a promotion. Kiosks slowly introduce the product into the market and into the consumer's eye. If you are interested in designing a kiosk for your company, there are several items you should incorporate into the overall design of your company's kiosk.

Step 1

Choose what type of experience you want your customer to have. In general, there are two types of kiosks: one that has a personal attendant and one that uses a digital, computer-based interface. Attendants can make the kiosk experience more personal and can help attract more people, but computer models also make the experience more interactive.

Step 2

Analyze the weather conditions. Maintenance issues vary depending on the weather conditions at the location of your kiosk. If your kiosk is in an environment that will receive extremes of hot or cold weather, design around those issues. In hotter extremes, make sure that either your attendant or computer has access to proper ventilation. In colder climates, make sure that your attendant can stay warm or that your computer does not come in contact with water or snow.

Step 3

Create a style sheet. Include what types of colors, images and language you want to use on your kiosk. The colors, images and language you use will affect the response you receive from potential customers. Depending on your location, you need to find a way to make your kiosk stand out but also seem approachable.

About the Author

Noah Kain began writing in 2008 for Baltimore Metromix, reviewing restaurants, music and national politics. In 2010 he had three poems published in "Stevenson University's Spectrum Literary Magazine" and has also recorded albums and toured with his band, Mother Nature's Son. Kain graduated from Stevenson University with a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies and a focus in English and film.

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