Category: Etc.

For when projects go beyond our staple categories.

The ROI Equation of HR Kiosks

Companies that are not already using self-service HR applications may be accruing unnecessary costs on HR and administrative tasks. Due to the evident financial and convenience related benefits of using self-service applications, HR Kiosks are becoming mainstream as a tool for many companies. Industries that have adopted of this technology include government, manufacturing, retail and […]

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Lead Generation Kiosks

Kiosks can be very useful tools in proliferating information about products and services to consumers. A kiosk can also provide a valuable gateway for potential customers to request contact by a representative with more information, or set up appointments such as consultations by a dermatologist, in home estimates by a window salesman, inspections for heating […]

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An Overview of Kiosks Applications

Kiosks make a wide spectrum of applications that involve electronic retrieval and recording of information much faster and more efficient. Generally, these are self-contained computer terminals that utilize a touch screen, along with any additional peripheral necessary for its applications such as a card reader or barcode scanner. It’s common to find these kiosks in […]

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Digital Receptionist Kiosks

Digital Receptionist kiosks have been popping up in a variety of different environments in recent years. Generally, the most familiar type are check in kiosks found at airports and used for printing boarding passes and checking luggage. The automated check in service these kiosks provide help to keep lines shorter and traveler flow efficient. Checking in at the […]

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Human Resource Kiosk

Human Resource Kiosks have been popular for many years now. HR Managers are constantly trying to find a way to better serve their workforce. Many companies have employees who don’t have access to the internet to view an employee portal. HR Kiosks when placed around factory floors for example or in break rooms provide a […]

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Features and Benefits of Ticketing Kiosks

One of the major benefits of self-service ticketing kiosks is the overall reduction in cost per transaction. This is primarily due to the reduction in costs related to employees since less staff is needed. As a result, businesses can save on employee overhead costs. Ticket kiosks also help improve customer satisfaction by making transactions faster […]

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Holy Design, Batman! Lois Was at Gravity Free Design

I just returned from two days at the Gravity Free Design conference in Chicago entitled Outlaws & Icons. It was a great chance for myself and one of our Kiosk Design industrial designers to get out of the office and meet up with some other professionals in design for a few days. Plus, it being […]

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Moto Bellissima Italian Motorcycle Design from the 50s and 60s

On a recent return trip from the CETW show in San Francisco I came across a great art exhibit in the International Terminal at SFO. Moto Bellissima is an exhibit featuring motorcycles made in Italy during the 50’s and 60’s. In total there were about 12 bikes. Motorcycles have always been intriguing to me from a design […]

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How to Fold a Pocket Square

We like to look good around here at Olea. If you do too check out this video fellas. Can’t go wrong with a classic pocket square. About Frank Olea Frank Olea is the CEO and co-owner of Olea Kiosks, Inc., a manufacturer of Interactive and Self-Service Kiosk terminals. For more than 35 years Olea has […]

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More Architecture We Love

Another piece of architecture we love. We use these design inspirations on our Kiosks! Photo from Designinspiration. About Frank Olea Frank Olea is the CEO and co-owner of Olea Kiosks, Inc., a manufacturer of Interactive and Self-Service Kiosk terminals. For more than 35 years Olea has constantly defined itself as the go to company for […]

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Squeezebox Architecture

Today a press release from Portuguese office AND-RÉ about their new BIOMED Research Center in Coimbra landed in my inbox. Here’s a view of the design: The renderings reminded me of a project from Trahan Architects, the River Center Library (2010): These designs are what I’m calling Squeezeboxes. Unlike exteriors that are serrated in one […]

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