Japan’s TeamLab wins award for ingenious interactive reception area



We previously wrote about Team Lab’s 3D iPad app, ‘TeamLabBody‘ back in March. Their creative team recently won the Digital Signage Award 2013 for its project FaceTouch, a next generation reception system that makes appointments at the office much more fun.

FaceTouch is very simple. A screen in the company’s reception area displays the many employees by name, accompanied by their photos. All it takes is a simple touch of their photo to page whoever you want. The person on the other end can even reply by sending a message to the display, like “I’ll be right over” for example.

TeamLab explains that in our age of information overload, it can be difficult to accurately remember names or departments. Choosing from visual profiles can completely eliminate that hassle and confusion.

The registeration of photos and bios for employees can all be done through a dedicated website, so by adding more information about certain employees, it can also reduce some of the awkwardness of meeting someone for the first time.

For a demonstration of how it works, check out the fun video below.