A new, standard array would need to have a range of options and flexibility that previously could only be accomplished through custom, non-standard solutions.
The overall footprint of the console, and history of purchased custom array configurations, provided a good foundation to start with. Developing a matrix of options based on customer wants, requests, and market research provided a solid structure to follow.
Q: What inspires you within the market, and what are your outside influences?
A: I always try to keep in mind the fact that technology, in general, is advancing faster and faster every day. I would say that is what keeps me inspired. There is always something new to learn and build on.
The way the user interfaces with the various technology elements is also interesting. In general, a task may be the same, but the way each person goes about accomplishing it can be very different. This is especially evident with the way dispatchers adjust monitors for comfort and place tools and supplies to support their work style. A challenge for the designer is creating a solution that meets the needs of multiple users who share a work space.