The basic premise of the Dashboard for Controls is that operation of a professionally installed AV presentation system should be as easy to operate as driving a car.
Standardization on some basics of user interface design and identification of fundamental AV system functions will increase confidence that frequently used functions will "look and feel" like others previously used.
Three documents are now available to help standardize your control systems:
Dashboard for Controls Design Guide: This template is an entry point for those interstedin creating touch panel controls that promote intuitive end user operation of AV systems. It is a four-page PDF document that includes a graphic template for touch panel design and how to best apply the template to your needs. (download here)
Dashboard for Controls Design Reference: The Reference Guide examines principles of design that enable successful implementation of graphical user interfaces in AV control systems. It is a 24-page PDF document filled with tips, diagrams and design theories that promote intuitive end user operations. (download here)
Dashboard for Controls Integrators Guide: The Integrators Design Guide offers in-depth information regarding Systems Designs and Navigation. Hybrid solutions are also defined in this 17-page PDF dcument. (download here)
08/15/06.....Dashboard Committee photo taken at Infocomm 06
08/15/06.....Greg Bronson, Dave Silberstein, and Joey Kessler of the Dashboard for Controls group are quoted in the Pro AV, August 2006, online magazine article: “In Control, How to design a successful end-user interface.”
08/03/06.....Dashboard Calendar is online. Follow initiatives and projects that are leading up to InfoComm 07.
07/25/06.....Dashboard Introduction (video)
This 2:15 minute downloadable video was produced by Chris LaGarde of PepperDash and Joey Kessler of AMX for the InfoComm Dashboard for Controls group. It highlights goals and purposes, what has been produced so far, and upcoming initiatives.
07/17/06.....InfoComm 06 Show Daily article "Dashboard Sits GUI in Front"
06/30/06.....Dashboard for Controls InfoComm 06 Photo Gallery
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Comments and Quotes from Dashboard subscribers
“I reviewed the Design Guides and found them not only informative, but also usable and complete. I commend Brian [Huff] and the Dashboard committee for the excellent outcome from all their hard work.”
Educational Technology Consultant
"These documents are excellent. The Design Reference is very valuable in and of itself just for the information it contains. I hope we will all reference them in our specifications and support them so that contractors will implement the concepts and improve the industry. Much thanks to all involved in their creation."
Thad Packard, EIT, CTS
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