Freelance Engineer – encounters with the users of smart electronics
As a freelance engineer I worked alongside many producers; it took me overseas, to theme parks and to visitor centres. It was during this time that I developed mission-critical programming wiring procedures and construction techniques.
I continue to apply all that I learned over this years to residential, design and installations.
Into the boardroom…
During my career as a freelance engineer I installed, commissioned and programmed a long line up of AV systems in company boardrooms. This took me into many blue-chip companies, where cutting-edge presentation systems and conference calling was required.
Surprisingly there was a fear here – many company directors dreaded stepping up to the lectern. This was rooted in simple tasks – like pausing the presentation, or returning the room to light for the answering of questions.
Quickly I realised that these problems began and ended with the design of the systems, and the manufacturers not understanding or addressing client requirements. Too complex, manuals that were too lengthy. Everything needed to be simpler, more intuitive. So I began to go out of my way to create interfaces that were minimalistic – sometimes with just a single button.
This need for simplicity has shaped InControl and its products. Ultimately, this ensures that our technology works for you (not the other way around).