Portrait Innovations
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Custom Kiosk Software Design

With a push to go public, diversify its product offering and gain incremental foot traffic, Portrait Innovations tried its hand at custom-developed photo gifting kiosks.

the Problem:

A Simple Request...

While the idea was simple, the integration for this custom-designed photo processing kiosk was quite the challenge.

Challenge Outline:

This software would allow users to:

  • Load images from their photo session, phone, memory card, CD, social media, or even scan images in manually.
  • Organize all images into categories.
  • Edit and apply filters and effects.
  • Populate and customize photo gift products based on with user photos and custom algorithm.
  • Share purchased (and free) product visuals on social media.
  • Checkout on-site with cash or credit.

Additionally, the software would:

  • Function on various screen resolutions and aspect ratios.
  • Pause an order until payment has been triggered.
  • Print detailed receipt to inkjet printer.
  • Print photo contact sheet of ordered prints to photo printer.
  • Process all photo gift artwork based on matching art templates and .json image coordinates.
  • Route all order details and art files to various fulfillment partners (internal and external).
  • Send confirmation emails and text messages with order status.
the Process:

the Solution:

Where I came in to help...

Custom Kiosk Software Design

From Concept to Customer, I provided the following support:

  • Scoped out the project from stakeholder to fulfillment partners to software development.
  • Designed mock-ups to aid in stakeholder decision all the way through development hand-off.
  • Curated list of product offering, aligning with fulfillment and even sourcing in-house printing equipment for on-site, same day delivery.
  • Provided direction to illustrators/artists for custom designed product artwork.
  • Developed and trained in-house technical designers to map all photo and text openings to final artwork utilizing .json image coordinates.
  • Provided a long line of design iterations throughout the product life-cycle.
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