Touch screen technology is able to provide many benefits to many people. Indeed, it can speed up the work processes of industrial workers and enable teachers to keep their children engaged. However, perhaps the main appeal of touch screens is that they can be used by everyone. Indeed, even people who are not particularly computer literate can easily use touch screen devices like use public information displays and customer self-service kiosks
Public Information Displays
Information kiosks, tourism displays, museum information points and other touch screen monitors can be used to great effect by people who may have little or no computing experience. Indeed, the user-friendliness of a touch screen interface is far easier to use than other input devices and therefore doesn’t intimidate novice users who may be wary of keyboards, mice and trackballs.
Customer Self-Service Kiosks
Although modern life operates at breakneck speed, the time it takes to get to the front of a queue has changed little since the dawn of the digital age. Thankfully, self-service touch screen devices can be of great help in places where queuing is a persistent problem such as train stations, banks, airports, supermarkets as they enable customers who may not be computer literate to pay for their services or goods without having to wait around for too long.
As well as the above examples, touch screen interfaces can also be used to great effect by technophobic people in applications like computerized gaming, hospital check-ins and student registrations.