Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
Human Computer Interaction Conference
4 - 6 July 2018
Digital Signage Systems represent an important interface between human and machine in public institutions. By distributing services in IoT environments, dynamically generated and personalized content can be displayed. However, currently existing Digital Signage Systems are usually proprietary and difficult to maintain and administer. Furthermore, such systems require the installation and configuration of an application on the client side, which can lead to high costs for deployment and administration. This article describes a framework architecture for creating such systems, based on free and standardized technologies. The focus is on distributed and web-based communication of the components. By using the MVC-Framework Laravel to create a basic system and the extension by plugins, a platform independence, maintainability and extensibility is made possible. In the proposed architecture, external interaction mechanisms such as voice control, location-based services via iBeacons and bidirectional server-client connections are added to the basic system. The framework enables the creation of personalized Digital Signage Systems and connects them with Internet of Things components, such as sensors and actuators.