Microsoft Ad Agency Kiosks at Work

In collaboration with Starshot, a marketing agency focused on experience design, we crafted ten Microsoft Kiosks that were installed at the offices of different Toronto based advertising agencies.  They were designed and built to showcase the XBox One, XBox 360, a Windows phone and Surface tablet.  

As you can see, the initial concept was not far off from the final kiosk design.  Our creative team worked closely with the production lead, as well as, the Account Manager to ensure that we built a display that supported the user experience the client had envisioned.

Interior Design Show 2014 - a special preview

As I predicted - we were not disappointed at the Interior Design Show (#IDS14).  The morning was spent along side design students, interior designers, and other industry professionals - all excited to see what the show had to offer this year.

Some of our favorites were the BigFoot Door booth, the Solo Home exhibit and the 'experience' at the Miele Booth.  I was also blown away by some of the beautiful lighting, rugs and furniture some of the smaller and more independent designers brought to the show.  I found myself stalking the Reed Hansuld booth because of the beautifully crafted chairs he showcased (yes....chairs).

Here is just a small collection of what inspired us today:
(images are also on our INSTAGRAM @exhibitcanada)

Excitement this week? A really cool time lapse device.

I was contemplating what I could share with you this week and even though we are currently gearing up for some major trade shows in the next month I kept thinking about this very cool product:

"RADIAN - a motion time lapse device for everyone" Kris Cheng - co-founder

(I'll post another update with photos on the exhibits we are building for Kruger and Flakeboard in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned).

Back to Radian.  I know it's not directly trade show related but I'm sure a lot of you photography enthusiasts, IPhone lovers, Engadget readers, builders, stagers, designers, artists, and of course exhibitors....will appreciate this gadget. (watch it here !)

Radian: a motion time-lapse device for everyone from Kris Cheng on Vimeo.

A time lapse video is a very unique way to showcase changes over time.  As you can see in our recent exhibit build for Microsoft on YouTube, it's a great way for an exhibitor to see their booth come to life.  I used to believe that  things like this were only for photography professionals but Radian is compact, has a very clean design, can move from side to side, tilts up and down, is programmed with your Smartphone app and on top of all that - it is extremely affordable even to the casual user.

It's not yet in production (we came across it through a great program/site called Kickstarter "a funding platform for creative projects.")  I'm not using this post to get you to pledge, I just wanted to share a very cool product because we love to support innovation and the entrepreneurs who create, design, and bring them to us.

I believe the reason we relate to things like this is because we are a small boutique exhibit house.  We like to push our boundaries, we like to try new products, and we like to design & build exhibits with the same enthusiasm that these entrepreneurs do.

Here are some more images:

(Source - Kickstarter)