It is no secret that the advancement of digital display devices and visual technology, such as BenQ’s diverse line-up of interactive flat panels (IFPs), has been transforming the way we give lectures or conduct meetings. However, with advancement comes more demands for better experience, and as the leading brand in the display market, BenQ is determined to accomplish that by introducing a new line of IFPs that is promised to further refine the essence of presentation in today’s smart classroom and enterprise.
In order to let the new line of IFPs offer high quality sound, BenQ's industrial design team repositions the audio speakers to the front to guarantee flawless sound transmission and audio performance. The new frontal audio speakers are now able to offer an exquisite audiovisual experience for presenters and audience during presentations.
The result is a much more exquisite audiovisual experience during presentations for presenters and audiences.
Pen placement and shape are other challenges faced by many users of existing IFPs on the market. Many IFPs designate a specific place for their pen trays, making it inconvenient for presenters during meetings or lectures since they have to move around to put the pen down. Additionally, the magnetic feature of many interactive pens for IFPs increases the likelihood of pens being brushed off the screen or creating possible visual distraction.
Cheng and his team dig deep to overcome these challenges. They first flawlessly integrate the audio speakers with the pen tray. This new look elevates the aesthetic level of BenQ’s IFPs by packaging two originally separated components into one highly functional and aesthetically pleasing part of the IFP. This is something that no other IFPs on the market have accomplished. The pen tray is designed with a carefully calculated degree of curve that ensures the pen won’t fall out of the pen tray when users put it down during presentations.
His team also comes up with a new triangular barrel for users to hold the pen more firmly while not worrying about the pen rolling off tables or bouncing out of pen trays.
Cheng understands the importance of not letting the IFP’s aesthetic color outshines the displayed content, so he carefully selects a subtle black for the screen frame and a muted grey for the speaker and pen tray.
After witnessing how the original position of I/O ports and buttons can create unnecessary chaos during presentations, Cheng decides to revolutionize it by repositioning the ports to each side of the IFPs while keeping the buttons at the lower right side of the screen. That way, the aesthetic problem of multiple cords protruding from the screen and the space issue of I/O ports and buttons positioned too close together are both resolved. The modified front buttons can further enhance the convenience of using the IFPs and controlling the pace of presentations, making operation more seamless for presenters.
Cheng hopes to keep the design simple yet effective while creating the moment of realization that makes users understand how much difference these subtle yet thoughtful new features can bring to their presentations. Ultimately, he hopes users can benefit from the refined features during their presentations.