22Miles, a 3D wayfinding and digital signage technology company, announced the availability of its new white paper on wayfinding solutions and workplace design. The white paper, dubbed “Wayfinding Solutions & New Workplace Design,” explores the future of the workplace and building management post-pandemic. It also looks at how managers can leverage digital signage and wayfinding to support the logistical challenges facing enterprise workspaces, hospitality, education and other industries.
Digital signage and wayfinding technology can be used to help communicate and support numerous issues that leadership teams face today in reopening their buildings, including social distancing regulations, employee screening, office floor plan restructuring and design and changes to technology use that come with keeping employees safe, well-informed and productive.
The white paper includes industry data addressing the challenges the workplace currently faces regarding these issues, market sentiment and various applications and use cases for digital signage and wayfinding technology in the workplace or any building.
Key takeaways from the white paper include:
Kiosks and displays positioned at entrances can serve as a first line of defense and communication
Kiosks that feature built-in thermal technology for instant employee temperature readings can be installed at major entrances to the office as the first line of defense and management against the spread of COVID-19 or future viruses. These digital displays and kiosks provide an abundance of features — from temperature checks with thermal scanning and touch-free voice control to emergency alerts and updated news — that can all be managed remotely by IT and facility management teams.
Digital wayfinding, room booking and desk hoteling capabilities can be used to create dynamic and flexible floor plans
Interactive wayfinding can be positioned at an entrance or reception desk, along with thermal-screening technology, to help manage employee and guest building capacity and control traffic pathways and flow around the office. With the implementation of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), wayfinding applications can leverage usage data gleaned from sensors or voice commands to auto-generate routes based on a user’s personalized shortest path and ease of accessibility, with smart detour scheduling that allows for safe movement in the office.
Digital signage and wayfinding can support distributed workforces with collaboration technology and instant communication
With many companies opting for a hybrid remote and in-person approach, team communication and connectivity remain more important than ever. Digital signage software can integrate desktop and mobile notification systems into displays running wayfinding software to offer instant communication. Some applications allow admins to access remote user workstations to deliver infotainment messaging at home. This can support interpersonal relationship building that can be hard to replicate in a remote setting, bringing teammates closer together even if they cannot do so physically.