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Technician: Introduction to Control and User Interfaces (EST162)

Get a solid foundation on the basics of control systems and user interfaces.

CEU Value: 1.5

The purpose of this course is to explore a range of user interfaces from simple volume controls to touchscreen and web-based controls. This course will also discuss how to determine the right user interface for an application. In this course, an emphasis is put on understanding and meeting client needs. This course teaches how to design user interfaces that insulate users from electronic complexity while unlocking the content and features they desire. It will also help designers make common tasks easy, and complex tasks seem possible.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recall the history of early radio controls, consumer controls, TV remotes, and infrared technologies.
  • Describe the pros and cons for choosing the appropriate user interface device for the power user, novice, and/or intermediate user client.
  • Identify the different user interfaces common to this industry; Infrared (IR) remote-controls, Infrared/radio frequency (IR/RF) remote-controls, keypads, touch-screens, video/TV display-based graphical user interface, computer and mobile controls.
  • Evaluate communication protocols and methods involved with selecting control systems.


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