Latest headlines: Mark Coxon on (the absence of) the AV Sandbox, plus news from PPDS, Extron, Sony, Almo Pro A/V, Broadsign and more
February 22, 2021 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 4
If you attended ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0, you probably haven’t been able to stop thinking about Kevin Carroll’s keynote. I haven’t either. Kevin Carroll is one of the best speakers I’ve ever seen/heard, and I can’t imagine someone better to wake us up in the middle of this pandemic. If you haven’t read his book, “Rules of the Red Rubber Ball,” I recommend that as well. COVID-19 has made everything challenging, but it’s been especially tough to get excited or inspired by anything. Hearing him speak is like having your best friend shake you by the shoulders to snap you out of it. If you missed it, you can register to watch the recording here. Or if you prefer to read about it, Leah McCann’s wrap-up is here.
rAVe writer Mark Coxon attended, and it inspired him to write about the AV Sandbox. What is this idea, and how can it help everyone in AV test designs and interfaces? Read it to find out. He makes some relevant points!
Finally, check out the news section! We have a new line of TVs from PPDS (formerly Philips Professional Display Solutions), Planar’s new line of 4K commercial LCDs, new products from Digital Projection and all the information on Almo’s E4v and LAVNCH WEEK 4.0.
Now go forth with the latest news in your minds, and all of Kevin Carroll’s passion for a work-play blend in your hearts!
Kevin Carroll’s emphasis on play during LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 reinforced an idea I’ve had for a while and highlighted something I feel may be a huge gap in the industry — the absence of an AV Sandbox. If our designs are too logical and need to mirror human behavior, then where is the place where we are testing our interfaces with real people? Where is the knowledge sharing between companies of how people interact with different systems, workflows and interfaces?