Choosing the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) components that your users interact with is a key part of the product development process. The right display module can give your device a competitive advantage, reduce user error and frustration – and help keep your device compliant. But deciding how to produce your intelligent display, which display to buy, to what degree you customize it – and even considering building one from scratch – can be a tough commercial choice.
In this whitepaper we provide a comprehensive overview of key commercial factors to consider when evaluating these options.
We outline how market dynamics like time-to-market, production volume, and cost control impact the build, buy, or customize decisions. We also explore how unique device specifications may necessitate customised HMIs, while off-the-shelf solutions can streamline development.
Other factors we discuss include available engineering expertise, risks like development delays, and the burden of ensuring regulatory compliance.
Equipped with these insights, you can make informed choices around building, buying, and customizing HMIs: reducing development time and costs while still meeting product requirements and compliance standards – all while minimising risk and getting your application into market.