A network of interactive digital touchscreens has been installed in Manchester’s city centre. The 10 digital kiosks give residents and visitors a wealth of wayfinding information at their fingertips through its MiGuide (Manchester interactive guide) screen. The system is designed not just to help people get around the city, but to get the most out of it.
The easy-to-use screens provides location-specific information about everything from events, attractions and nightlife to shopping, food and drink, accommodation and transport. For example someone in Market Street looking for somewhere to eat will be offered a wide range of options, with directions and distance and transport details if necessary. They are also able to search by type of cuisine.
MiGuide will also feature the latest news headlines, courtesy of the Manchester Evening News.
Paul Simpson, managing director of Visit Manchester, said: “In 2010, Manchester raised the bar for its visitors with the groundbreaking and digital-friendly Visitor Information Centre in Piccadilly Gardens.
The new MiGuide screens are the next part of this unique visitor offer. They will provide the latest information to the thousands of people that pass through some of Manchester’ s busiest locations.
The overall aim of the MiGuide service is simple; we want to ensure that the majority of visitors to the city centre are equipped with the tools to make the very best of their time here. The screens will keep tourists and locals alike up-to-date and in the know about Manchester’ s exhibitions, attractions, transport, restaurants, shops and nightlife.