Graphical User Interface Design Resources

Many years prior to launching its TouchLink® Touchpanels, Extron developed user interface designs for the MediaLink® controller family. Extron product engineers and developers concentrated on control panel layouts using consistent, familiar, and intuitive designs suitable for a variety of environments. Today, Extron continues to evolve user interface design with our TouchLink family of Touchpanels. The resources on this page will help you meet your customers’ expectations of interface designs that balance function, style, and ease-of-use.

GUI Design Guide

Extron Guide to Graphical User Interface Design

This Guide is written to be easily understood by system designers with user interface design experience, and by those wanting to be educated about proper interface design. Topics range from user interface guidelines - including information mapping, color considerations, ergonomics, font choice, and many others. A valuable reference for experienced layout designers, the Standards Guide is also appropriate for those who wish to learn the latest concepts and best practices of layout principles, design fundamentals, and layout standards.

TouchLink Design Themes Reference Guide

Extron TouchLink Design Themes Reference Guide

This Guide pulls together the elements discussed in the Extron Guide to Graphical User Interface Design, and presents clear guidance on using Extron Resource Kits and Templates to create effective user interfaces.

FAQs and How do I

Frequently Asked Questions and How Do I for GUI Configurator & Global Configurator

This document provides general content, style, and format guidelines for engineers and technicians learning to use Extron GUI Configurator and Global Configurator.

Best Practice

Best Practices for Extron TouchLink Touchpanel Configuration

This document provides general content, style, and format guidelines for engineers and technicians learning to use Extron GUI Configurator and Global Configurator.

GUI Design Themes

Templates and Resource Kits

Extron provides themes that include ready-to-use templates and resource kits for customizing the look and feel of TouchLink interfaces to fit into any environment.

Training

Certification Levels

The Extron Technical Institute offers certification levels tailored for individuals who install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot AV control systems. Choose the training and certification path that best suits your needs and get started today.

Training Courses

Extron offers online and instructor-led training for our Configurable Control Systems. Choose the training that best suits your needs and get started today.

Software

GUI Configurator

Extron GUI Configurator is an intuitive design tool that makes creating and maintaining Extron TouchLink touchscreen user interfaces easy, even for those without graphic design skills.

Services

TouchLink GUI modification and Customization

Extron offers two levels of customization services for all TouchLink Touchpanels: Template customization and a completely unique touchscreen layout designed from scratch.

Web Customization

In addition to customizing the TouchLink Touchpanel user interface, Extron offers Web-based control interface customization.

Color Palette Resources

Creating a color scheme or a color palette is an important part of creating an appealing touchpanel user interface. These color palette resources will help you find effective color combinations for your user interface.