Mar 21, 2017 4:31:58 AM
By hira habib khan
Collaboration is something that we humans have thrived on since the start of civilizations. We are all hardwired to work in teams when it comes to performing difficult tasks, which is something that requires interaction between all individuals and an interdependence of everyone on everyone else.
When we stepped into the previously unprecedented era of modern technology and unbelievingly fast computations, the need for us to collaborate shot up drastically. We were far beyond the kind of collaboration old-age hunters needed to hunt down an animal; even the traditional meeting room does not suffice for what we need now.
What was required was a communication tool that connected people from all over the globe; managers from all international branches of a multinational corporation; international students participating in exchange programs; scientists participating in a conference held entirely on the web.
The remarkable technology that has fulfilled this intensely growing need for collaboration is interactive touchscreens. Since they have entered the markets, interactive touchscreens have revolutionized the way we collaborate with each other, and opened a whole new world of opportunities for us to benefit from.
Interactive touchscreens were the ones that enabled people from different places to get connected via a single platform, interact with each other in real time, share ideas, and give feedback; all of this just as they were all sitting in a meeting room.
In conference rooms, people can gather around an interactive touchscreen panel to brainstorm ideas. They can all work on the touchscreen at the same time, adding to whatever it already displays and discussing it. They can also open media files and annotate over them, enhancing their own expression and quality of communication.
With the remote conferencing feature introduced by this technology, effective webinars are now possible. A single presentation can be viewed by hundreds on their personal devices, with the presenter having the facility to manipulate everything on their screen with touch. On the other hand, participants can record their response and feedback in a similar manner.
Education and research are other important fields that have been uplifted by interactive touchscreens. Teachers in classrooms can now engage their students in fun, interactive activities where they all collaborate on a single touchscreen to work out solutions and learn along the way.
Professionals from all other fields alike have witnessed the revolution that interactive touchscreens have brought. With this facility in the midst of our developmental programs, we are bound to progress into times when we experience lives of comfort.