Stage motion with ease: a rigging control console for Chicago Flyhouse
Establishing the basic architecture
We began by evaluating the technical requirements, internal components, and intended user experience of Flyhouse’s working prototype. In creating a design for the mass market, we looked for ways to simplify the execution and reduce the overall size of the console.
With an understanding of the internal component layout gleaned from the prototype, we established a design scope for our sketch phase to ground our concepts in manufacturability while also ensuring to provide a disruptive and fresh perspective.
Rethinking the layout to improve compactness and aesthetics
After a broad exploration of concepts, we narrowed our scope to the winning concept: a monolithic form with a reduced control panel size and a fold out stand. By placing the screen and computing components in the same housing, we were able to create a more compact and transportable form. A sturdy metal frame surrounds the screen, providing protection from accidental bumps when relocating the console. With the kickstand folded in, the console can be wall-mounted via a custom designed recess on the back of the unit.
A completely new form factor for Chicago Flyhouse’s flagship touch-based controller
A rigging control console unlike any other, the Ease® Control Console by Flyhouse successfully expands the company’s portfolio as an impressive flagship product. We were able to ensure the Ease makes a big impact by crafting its unique features, designing its professional presentation, and complementing its intuitive user experience.