Korea’s User Friendly Kiosks put the World at your Fingertips
Even just a few years ago, some people thought that technology made life more complicated and difficult. However, as technology companies began to focus more on the user experience, the perception began to shift and people saw technology as something that improved their quality of life.
User experience is the area that Korean companies are using to differentiate themselves from competitors. They’re creating people-oriented technology that’s intuitive enough for people to figure out instantly. Check out a few examples below in the form of Kiosks around Seoul.
Here we have a large touchscreen map in Euljiro Subway Station, installed by Korea’s second-largest web portal, Daum. Navigating entirely by touch, people can find information about subway stations and attractions around them. If they find a restaurant, store or performance they like, they can automatically print coupons or tickets.
Fujifilm Korea has installed kiosks around town that let you edit and print pictures from your USB stick or smartphone for free. The results are awesome and the service is extremely convenient. These Kiosks are located at Jamsil Digital Park and the Lotte Mall at Gimpo Airport.
One of Korea’s top cosmetics stores, The Face Shop, has set up a vending machine near Kookmin University that saves students a trip off campus to buy popular lotions, creams, sunblock and soap. This is an espeically popular machine because of Kookmin University’s semi-rural location.