Touchscreens are a technology that is anything but new. They have their origins in the 1970s but were held back by UI limitations and a lack of processing power. In many cases, they have turned out to be an imprecise technology failing to track touches correctly and are often limited in responsiveness and multitouch capabilities.

They allow a fast and intuitive interaction between the user and the device, easing the learning curve and increasing their acceptance. But no doubt, it has been the smartphone revolution that has given them their final kick.

As soon as their price became affordable designers rushed to include them to take advantage of their desirable traits.

Their current ubiquity is nourishing the development of new interaction languages permeating the whole technological world. The current generation is growing accustomed to interacting with devices by touch and they expect it everywhere from TV sets to cars.

Big format touchscreen technology is the natural extension of the technology found in smartphones all around the globe, but instead being a few inches wide we are talking about meters wide. It makes it possible for customers to browse catalogues in shops, interact with virtual mannequins in clothes shops, automate certain tasks in banks or create sensitive surfaces in exhibitions.

We have experience with of a number of touchscreen technologies and applications Click here for a case study.