ETC Eos APEX
ETC’s flagship line of lighting control consoles offers a sleek control interface engineered for your comfort and customization.
- Client: ETC - Electronic Theatre Controls
- Technology/Medium: Sketching, Plywood, Rhino/Grasshopper, Solidworks,
On the project I led the Industrial Design team supported by fellow designer Zack Zlevor, served as a design engineer and co industrial designer. This project became a masterclass in managing how design elements and components can create ripple effects though a product, and I learned to excell at managing feature creep and recursive changes. One of my longest running projects at ETC this project evolved from sketching, to ergonomic models, to plywood mockups and eventually CAD refinement and CMF detailing.
Take advantage of state-of-the-art features like customizable OLED Target keys for your Direct Selects, a built-in soft keypad, book lights for your paperwork,
drawers for your accessories, dual axis folding displays, and more encoders than ever before on an Eos desk.
With three sizes of console to choose from and reconfigurable inputs and outputs, you can tailor your Apex experience to the needs of your venue or production.
The next generation of EOS control desks combine of feeling of stately everlasting quality with its solid durable materials, precision controls, and heavily tested moving components to reassure the programmer this desk will last. Aesthetically this console uses custom powder coats, carefully refined brushed aluminum surfaces and unique and ergonomic controls and wristrests to create a bold stealth appearance, making this console the perfect aesthetic to inspire the user yet disappear to the audience member.
Endless Sketching refined the body.
Numerous models to measure out the ergonomics of the screen.
Simultaneous design of the three console sizes required maximizing shared parts like this modular wristrest system.
Several 3D printers worked around the clock for months as we constantly iterated parts till we were satisfied.
The Dual-Axis Display allows for several new and proven useful interaction and programming methods.
The largest console ETC has ever made, yet also one of it's most ergonomic.
More feature rich than ever, the task of logically and cleverly laying these out to maximize comfort and productivity proved quite the challenge.
Introducing modular output to the industry to disrupt the current accessory market was gamechanging.