What is an interactive display and why you should consider one
- An interactive display is a touchscreen device that allows users to display information and presentations and edit content through touch interactions with a finger or stylus
- Interactive displays are highly recommended for collaboration during hybrid meetings, where some participants are located in-person and some are remote
- Consider using an interactive display for your next meeting to create a more inclusive environment for your team and take collaboration to the next level
- Interactive displays can help increase innovation by allowing for organic brainstorm/creativity to take place in real time
- Interactive displays can help create equitable experiences during hybrid meetings by allowing immediate access to information and equal participation from all team members, no matter where they are.
- Interactive displays can help increase engagement during meetings, since participants are looking at one main screen instead of their own personal devices
- Unlike a physical whiteboard, an interactive display automatically saves the information digitally and eliminates the need for follow-up conversations and additional documentation
Using Miro on an interactive display
What you should consider
Before making the decision of what type of display to choose, you need to evaluate what your team needs are. Think about these questions:
- Collaboration with your team - consider a large display (55” - 85”) with great touch capabilities. The bigger the screen—the easier it is to see hybrid participants
- Presentations - consider a bigger screen (70"+)", but high-quality touch capabilities are not necessary
- Ad-hoc and lightweight meetings with a small group - consider a larger screen so everyone can be seen and heard. The remote participants who also join will be displayed on the screen.
- Workshops - depending on the group size, consider a few smaller screens for activities and one large screen for the facilitator
- For example, engineering and design teams might make more use of an interactive display with high-quality touch capabilities that can be moved from room to room, for brainstorming sessions
- Marketing and strategy teams, on the other hand, might make use of a larger device that lives in one specific conference room, but has great video and audio conferencing quality
- If you are working in a smaller office/multi-use space, it might make sense to use a smaller screen that is also portable, so it can be used for many different purposes by multiple teams
- If you have conference rooms and additional meeting space, it would be most convenient to purchase a screen for each room
- What are you going to use the interactive display for?
- Which individual teams or groups in your company would find it most valuable?
- What does the office space look like? How much space can you dedicate to an interactive display?
Then, you should consider the device capabilities that would be most suitable for your needs.
- For example, if your team uses Zoom for video conferencing, make sure the device you purchase is compatible with Zoom.
- Which screen size is most suitable for your office/meeting space?
- Is it necessary to have high-quality touch capabilities?
- Should the device be portable so it can be moved around from room to room?
- What type of connection is necessary for a laptop or PC?
- Does the device support the video conferencing tool your company uses?
Recommendations for the Miro app
- For Android-devices, we recommend using Neat, DTEN and Vibe Board.
- For Windows-based devices like Dell, you can download the latest Miro app here or from the Microsoft app Store.
- We also recommend using an active stylus or digital pen for drawing or writing on the screen.
- Read more about using Miro on interactive displays.
- Learn how to conduct a hybrid meeting with Miro on an interactive display.
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