Touch screens on museum exhibits

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by gatepc, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. gatepc macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    I have been put in charge of helping redesign parts of a museum. Its a volunteered job but I ran the idea at them of using a touch screen to display information as well as pictures and videos etc. I don't know what kind of computers they have for me to use yet but they are probably windows. So heres my question will a usb touch screen work just like a mouse? is it plug in play? I plan to develop something by scanning in the images and putting the videos and text documents in ether a flash program or just standard html web page that will live on the desktop. It will be used by small children to elderly people and everything in between. It is a small museum and it does not need anything fancy, also they are on a budget. Will these monitors serve that purpose?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824105007
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824217040
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824103028

    Which one would you choose? I don't know much about touchscreen. I think the flat screens would be much better choice for us since it will likely be screwed into counter top or cabinet of some kind.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    From my experience with touchscreen displays; when you touch them it's the same as clicking in that spot (and holding until you let go). I'm not sure how others might work though - I had to design something for touchscreen displays at a museum whilst at university.
     
  3. gatepc thread starter macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    Does the 5 wire touchscreen technology in those displays allow for me to do things like say scroll up and down? ( I mean after I have already touched the screen if i start moving my finger does it follow? or stay at the spot I originally touched? )
     

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