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Digital Signs @ SPH
An innovative digital signage system has been launched at the School of Public Health. There are multiple purposes for the new signage. Its primarily purpose is displaying SPH and university events, eliminating paper posters. It can also be activated to provide emergency notifications. In the future, the signs might even be used to interact with public devices of our own design such as video players, location-aware applications, and mobile devices. Indeed, this signage promises to be an excellent way to communicate with the people who are moving throughout SPH. Several units on campus have already implemented digital signage and have seen how it can promote an active and informed environment.
The signage utilizes non-interactive and interactive LCD screens that are strategically located in the SPH I and II lobbies, the SPH café, in each academic department, in the student lobby on the first floor of SPH I and in the open space on the second floor of SPH I.
The school has two interactive signage/wayfinding stations, one in the lobby of SPH I and one in the SPH II lobby. By touching the screen, the user can access a directory of names and room numbers, building maps, an event listing, and even the day's weather! For security reasons, rather than direct the user to individual offices, the wayfinding system will direct the user to the main office for the department.
The 60" displays in the student lobby on the first floor of SPH I and in the open space on the second floor of SPH I are intended to serve four purposes:
Please do not remove or the HDMI cables, so that another person can use it. After use, make sure that the cables are coiled safely under the monitor, so that they do not pose a tripping hazard. When doing group work, be mindful of other people working or studying nearby. HDMI cables carry sound, so keep it down or muted. Please try to limit your sessions to one hour.
The SPH Office of Communications develops and manages the content that appears on the signs. General content is fed to the signs from the SPH calendar of events. Please note that flyers cannot be fed to the interactive signs in the lobbies of SPH I and II.
Content submissions are welcome but may be rejected for the following reasons:
Signage content must comply with the UM Standard practice Guide policy on Solicitations, Collections, and Donations.
Event flyers will be displayed no longer than 1 month prior to the event they advertise.
Flyers must be landscape-oriented (wider than they are tall). Portrait-oriented flyers do not work on our digital signs. Please be sure that you hold copyright to any images you submit for display. Also, please make sure the text is large enough to read at a distance. SPH Communications will be happy to help improve your flyer if needed.
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