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XL-185M

Mobile Radio

~Your job takes you into challenging locations, sometimes far from your team. No matter where you go and what demands you face, you can go with the knowledge that the XL-185M’s robust design, crystal clear audio and powerful XL capabilities help keep you connected to the people and information you need to do your job well.~

Ergonomics guided the design of the XL-100

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Ergonomics

By studying the basic forms and knob configurations of current radios, we saw how the subtlest details affect usability. Our team created a succession of block models to evaluate new ideas. The models represented a multitude of arrangements for the knobs and top displays. The models were tested to see how well people with different hand sizes could grip the radio while interacting with the controls. 

UI Radio Face Exploration

Engineering

Following our design phase, all parts were analyzed for manufacturability and strength. Parts were divided and CNC pathed for machining in our model shop. 

Knob Design Exploration
Appearance models with color variations