Interactive solutions change our work environments
From the classroom to the board room: interactive solutions such as interactive smartboards, screens and projectors are present in all types of working environments. Their key advantage compared to other technical solutions is that they enable people to learn and work though group collaboration. The economy and educational system, for example, use interactive solutions for visual information exchange, which helps users understand difficult concepts, solve problems and develop their own ideas and solutions. Visual and practical presentations also have other strong points. Research namely shows that after three days, most people retain only 10–20 percent of written or spoken information, while they are able to retain as much as 65% of visual information.
Traditionally, an interactive solution has meant a large interactive whiteboard that is connected to a computer and a projector. Nowadays, advances in technology have led to independent use of only interactive projectors or even entire interactive screens with the same functionality. For example, the company Inovatio stresses how important it is to design interactive screens so that they support contemporary work methods. They must enable connecting to mobile devices the users bring along, thus enabling easy information sharing from the devices themselves. However, the key component of interactive solutions such as the interactive screen is the software, which has become even more integrated with the hardware than before. The software must allow large groups to collaborate on the interactive screen. They can share contents from the screen, while also creating new contents on their own devices, which they can then display and edit on the large screen.
After this kind of overview of all the interactive solutions, it is clear that interactive capabilities already exist that can completely transform our work environment – all in a single simple package.