Wayne State University digital signage – Phase 2

We have made a lot of progress since our “First Look” at the implementation of the digital signage all over Wayne State’s campus. Wayne State now has more than 25 digital signs mounted on walls in at least 16 buildings on campus.  So far the feedback has been all positive and we are implementing different templates to fit the different need of each individual sign.

From our feedback, we recognized that weather, date and time should be on every sign somewhere within the display’s real estate.  We have fed in Wayne State’s main news and events to the main WSU template via RSS.  The last feature on the template we now have up and running is a place to promote Wayne State campus wide events and campaigns.

Check out the new design below:

WSU Main 1UP Digital Design Template

The latest template we’ve completed is for the School of Business on a 2 x 2 digital television array.  It also successfully feeds an HD steam of CNN and displays main campus and School of Business news and events.  This set of 4 displays is broken up into 4 sections, containing the elements to keep a consistent look across the screens.

Here is the result:

WSU School of Business 2 x 2 display

The next steps after implementing the remaining main signage templates is to explore how to make our signs much more dynamic.  We hope the newest designs are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and bring pertinent information to the campus wide community!

4 Replies to “Wayne State University digital signage – Phase 2”

  1. I really like the arrangement of the screens on the lower image.. What font are you using for the headers (“University Events, School of Business”)? I’d love to use that font in my under development UI project! 🙂

    Best regards,
    Timo Salomäki

  2. Timo,
    The Wayne State University is our wordmark, I don’t think there is a typeface for it. The rest of the headers are in our university font, Stone Sans.

    I hope this helps 🙂

  3. It looks good. Just curious about your weather data, like where the data is pulled from and how often it is refreshed.

  4. Hi Will,
    The software we use, by default pulls from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is refreshed every 15 minutes. I’m glad you think it looks good.

    Thanks for your inquiry,
    Tom Krupka

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