Connexions Direct at Excel London


A touch screen kiosk with on board video camera has helped a young people's support organisation to stand out from all the other exhibitors at a recent careers and jobs exhibition in the capital.

The touch screen solution hired by national organisation Connexions Direct allowed them to engage with thousands of young people, demonstrating their highly interactive web portal to during the two day show at Excel at Docklands in London.

The portal offers young people advice on areas such as careers, money, housing, health, rights and more, allowed users to 'link up' live - speaking face to face with fully trained expert support workers based at a operations centre near Newcastle. Users can also join the community which serves to help each other by chat rooms, message forums and debate areas.

Using the slimline portable kiosk offered maximum IT security to the Connexions Direct exhibition team, who enjoyed the benefits of being able to move around the stand engaging with the constant flow of visitors.

Previously exhibitions had seen them place laptops simply linked to the web site which saw users closing the web portal following usage - possibly habitually, or sometimes 'wandering' off onto other websites, which was not the idea.

All interactive elements of the Connexions Direct web portal were made available the fabulous looking touch screen kiosk which was placed in a prominent position for maximum exposure at the front of the stand.

The machine was set so that after any short periods of inactivity, the previous 'session' was automatically cleared and a branded screen saver was presented which, upon touch, would take the user to once again to the portal home page.


Thousands of users enjoyed the benefits of interacting with the Connexions Direct Portal hits during the exhibition.


The shelf life of the application was 2 days.


Technologies used

Flash and HTML



Bolton Business Show Touch Screen Pod

Screenshot of connections pod home screen


Connex screensaver