If you want to be a market leader, your product
will have to meet the market's expectations. If the product
is targeted at the consumer market, Develco
recommends involving industrial designers.
Adding a few curvatures can make all the difference
between success and failure.
Targeting e.g. mechanics, the toughness of your
design is important. If a handheld terminal is to
be used alongside screwdrivers and wrenches, it
needs to be able to withstand a few bumps and thumps.
Most products contain intelligence. Thus, if the
MMI includes a display, a menu-driven human
interface is an obvious possibility. At Develco we hold the black belt in building complex
yet intuitive menu structures.
Remote handheld computers have become popular
as MMI for larger, more complex systems. Develco
is experienced in several operating systems,
including Palm and Microsoft. Linux and proprietary
operating systems may be desirable, as there are
no royalties to be paid.
Download Develco's Man Machine Interface flyer (pdf)