Category: Inspiration

Some kiosk projects deliver such sophistication and aesthetic splendor that they’re not just functional, they’re inspiring.

Press Release: Olea Kiosks Dominates Innovation Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Self-service leader in healthcare, gaming and other verticals is top vote-getter in multiple categories in KioskMarketplace.com competition. Olea Kiosks has dominated the inaugural Most Innovative Kiosk Awards. Industry news and information leader KioskMarketplace.com held the competition to determine the most innovative kiosks in eight deployment categories. The results were announced earlier today, March […]

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Better Kiosks through Intelligent Design

Infographic as a PDF: Better Kiosks Through Intelligent Design There’s more to designing a kiosk than throwing a computer in a box. Learn how form, function and forethought is used to make a kiosk irresistible to customers. Hundreds of thousands of new Kiosks are being deployed each year in various industries. From retail, to hospitality and healthcare […]

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The Art and Science of Successful Kiosk Design

Successful kiosk design is both an art and a science, with the best-designed kiosks leveraging appealing esthetic design practices together with the latest technologies. Well-designed kiosks are simple, durable, engaging and empowering. Overall, successful kiosk design creates a compelling package that rewards users and host organizations alike. Simplicity & ease of navigation In terms of […]

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Kiosk Design and Manufacturing

Infographic as a PDF: Kiosk Design and Manufacturing Kiosk Design and Manufacturing Inspiring the Industry At Olea, we applaud emerging innovations that impact the world and we challenge ourselves to set the standard of quality that inspires the rest of the kiosk industry. We draw on our American spirit of craftsmanship, competitiveness and innovation to produce functional works […]

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Musings on Quality

The other day we nearly had a major catastrophe on the factory floor. One of our forklifts apparently began to leak oil and caught on fire while one of our guys was driving it. Thankfully he’s quick on his feet and drove the lift outside onto the dock and grabbed the nearest fire extinguisher and […]

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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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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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