Park Finder - using digital design to help sell Holiday Homes

challenge

The Holiday Home Centre (THHC) required a means to bridge the gap between its Holiday Home sales showroom and the parks which they would be sited upon. Choosing a park is a huge part of the process and THHC turned to technology and the team at Umber Creative to bring the challenge to life.

approach

Having worked in the holiday home sector for many years we are well placed to understand the challenge of this section of the industry and proposed a kiosk based system to be produced for their newly fitted out showroom.

The ‘Park Finder’ system consisted of a 43 inch touch screen kiosk and a 60 inch secondary display powered a simple, cost effective Raspberry Pi server based onsite. The system allows users to browse through locally cached map tiles and view information in THHC’s database of parks. Users can then send fact sheets about the parks to the onsite printer or send enquiries direct to the parks to request more information. The kiosk show detail of park images, amenities and attractions in the area.

The park finder system was also packaged into an offline web application for use on staff’s tablets at consumer and trade shows.

outcome

The kiosk provides an invaluable tool for customers deciding on potential parks, keeping buyers in the showroom and increasing the chance of the sales team converting a sale whilst providing an eye catching centrepiece to The Holiday Home Centre showroom.

technologies used

NodeJS, Kiosk Hardware, Raspberry Pi, PHP, MySQL, OpenStreetMap, HTML, CSS, Sass

key features

client

The Holiday Home Centre

branding

Creation of Park Finder branding inline with The Holiday Home Centre branding.

print

Large format digital print for Park Finder wallpapered back wall.

digital

System build and development of a bespoke ‘Park Finder’ kiosk system along with accompanying content management systems and tablet applications.

Digital Design - stand alone Touch Screen Kiosk
Web development and Design for database Mapping view
Web development and Design for database Mapping view
Designed to work on iPad and Tablet
Use out in the field - exhibition support app
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