Latest headlines: Scott Tiner on how user experience should be important in the ed sector, James Kirby on the commercial audio market & more
May 4, 2021 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 9
User Experience is about to become critical if it isn’t already, #AVtweeps. Just take it from Scott Tiner. In his latest column, he writes about two things he says will be in high demand for fall: quality audio and class capture.
How can you prepare schools for this demand? Making the UX intuitive. Scott says, “If you need to train people on how to use a standard space, you have designed and programmed the space wrong.”
He has a point. Technological advances are great, but if no one is thinking about the end user — meaning the faculty, students and staff who will be using this stuff day to day — then what’s the point? Read the full article for the rest of his thoughts.
Also, check out the latest from our friends over at Futuresource Consulting on the key markets that will drive pro audio over the next year. Scott seems like he had a point about that too; audio is growing quite crucial in the education sector, no?
We all have hope that the pandemic is coming to an end, and most of us are expecting that we will have an “almost normal” school year next year. We need to start thinking about what faculty have gotten used to over the past 14 months, what we’ve learned during that time and how we make sure that the technology is ready when the faculty and students return.
Despite declines over the past year, the installed audio markets have provided a strong base of demand for many manufacturers and continue to show the fastest levels of recovery. This is especially the case for commercial audio, which is home to PA/VA, background music and conferencing applications.