Submitted by mspblog on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 06:40
Digital signs are now becoming a standard communication tool for schools. It provides a smooth and effective link between school administrators and the students. The idea of placing digital signage in every crucial site in the campus makes it easy for relevant content and information to be conveyed. Digital signs are a great help in making students notice every announcement made. The visual approach of signage through videos and photos makes it easy to send the message across. This proves that the use of digital signage is not limited to just a topic for discussion in graphic arts curriculum. Digital signage, its applications, programming and advancements can be studied as part of the coursework in graphic arts curriculum.
Schools can and need to integrate digital signage in their existing graphic arts curriculum because digital signage is becoming the preferred method for advertising, promotions and other information transfers that graphic arts are designed to address. Digital technology and digital displays are in demand for their ability to enhance viewer experiences in almost every industry from schools and hospitals to banks, factories and office buildings. Digital signage provides for content created from graphic design and other software to be displayed or broadcast and it must have a professional and engaging look to attract attention and engage viewers.
Here some key aspects on how digital signages improve communications in school:
1.) Digital Signages Entice More Engagement From Students
Students are now more adept with digital devices, thus, making it easy for digital signages to be noticed than traditional bulletin boards and posters. Social media can also be integrated with digital signages which can provide real-time messages for students and faculty.
2.) Acting as a News Aggregator
Whether the students are standing in line or sitting down to eat, digital signage is a great way to catch attention. In addition to the specials of the day users can post current local weather, stock market updates, or breaking headline news to help students stay informed on local and world events.
3.) Broadcast Emergency Messages
Individual or multi-campus digital signage systems help schools deliver information and emergency alerts. Information travels at the speed of "life" today so schools and districts must focus on ways to deliver important information quickly and broadly to all staff and students.
4.) Provide Visitors an Interactive Guide
Digital Signages are great tools for visitors to get acquainted with the school as well. Touchscreen signages offer an interactive approach, and will help visitors find their way while they are inside the campus.