Easy-to-use AV systems don’t just magically work, they take careful design and planning. At DIB Audio Visual, we are obsessed with creating simple user operation. For our team, there is no such thing as too simple.
Above: Ivanhoe Grammar, Middle Years Lecture Theater ( Features installed by DIB include lecture capture and control upgrade)
At DIB we view simplicity as the intersection of functional customer needs with clever design. This ensures the user experience is intuitive and function.
The key to creating simplicity in Audio Visual design is restricting or burying functions which are not commonly used. This ensures that the controls that the user needs are right in front of them, instead of buried in confusing menu options. DIB designs control systems so 80% of commands that a user engages with appear on the home screen as default (See image below).
In order to create intuitive design, the DIB team gets into the head space of users. This allows them to understand common issues which cause individuals stress when trying to operate the AV system.
In this way, DIB combines their people skills with their tech savvy abilities to create simple AV design solutions. The images featured in this article are evidence of this simple, thoughtful design.
Above: This control interface is not only located alongside where users stand, but is designed to provide direct access to the commands they use 80% of the time and to default to their most common requirements.
Above: DIB thinks of the small but significant details, like the inclusion of a preview monitor which faces the presenter from the rear of the theater. This shows the ‘mode’ of recording so the user can easily operate from either end of the theater.This is an example of intuitive design which helps give users confidence in a systems operation.
For assistance with your custom audio visual requirements, contact a DIB Audio Visual Solutions Consultant today. Phone (03) 9457-4800 or contact us.