Phase 1: In this phase Olea’s Custom Kiosk team will meet with you to determine the driving factors for a custom kiosk and to gather the requirements for your kiosk project. During this phase, we consider dimensions of the kiosk, form and function and brand necessities. Our team also reviews key items like the necessary hardware, peripherals and monitor sizes.
Deliverable: A scope of work and design brief are created and supplied to the Olea Industrial Designers.
Phase 2: Oftentimes hand drawn sketches are the starting point for a design. This allows Olea’s Industrial Designers to quickly draw several concepts, to establish a basic design theme of the kiosk.
Deliverable: Generally, the customer will choose a single sketch or elements from multiple sketches, if the latter is the case; an additional round of sketches will be supplied.
Phase 3: In order to create our computer renderings, we first start by creating a wire frame using SolidWorks. When possible, we use manufacturer provided 3D CAD data of all PCs, monitors and other peripherals used in the kiosk. When we create your rendering you can be sure the design is very close to reality in size, shape and scale.
Deliverables: A set of full-color, computer renderings. The renderings include all graphics, logos and any other features that were discussed during the Requirement Gathering phase.
Phase 4: This step is not always required but can be very beneficial to help a customer see their future kiosk in full size prior to manufacturing. Olea’s trained Industrial Designers will build a full scale 1:1 mockup of the kiosk using foamcore project board. This phase can be done after the Computer Renderings phase or even after the Computer Engineering phase.
Deliverable: A full size 1:1 physical mockup of the kiosk.
Phase 5: Olea’s Mechanical Engineers transform the renderings into CAD files for production. We focus on manufacturing a kiosk that is easy to build, service and maintain; “Better kiosks through intelligent design” is only achieved when these criteria are met. Olea’s engineers have years of experience designing for; ADA, UL, FCC, TUV, CE, and CSA certification.
Deliverables: Parts, paint, weld, finish, assembly drawings, bills of material, and other necessary documents.
Phase 6: After engineering is complete and you are ready to move forward to production, it’s always best to produce a prototype or a small controlled batch of kiosks for live testing. This allows the manufacturer, the intended end users and the customer to test the kiosk completely. Prototypes can be extremely valuable tools to catch mistakes or possible pitfalls. Prototypes are also a requirement if you would like to move forward with any agency certification such as UL, FCC, etc.
Deliverable: A fully functional working kiosk in small quantities.
Phase 7: Generally, the ideal quantity for production after prototype should be 20 units or more. At this level with sheet metal, the setup fees for all of the CNC equipment required to build the kiosks, begin to have an economy of scale.
Deliverable: Olea’s production capabilities range from 6-8 weeks for up to 100 kiosks to 50-100 kiosks per day, on a sustained production schedule for large volume deployments.