Full Console dishwashers have the control panel located at the upper portion of the face of the dishwasher door. The panel is usually about 4 inches in height. This is a very common configuration and can be found in units at every price point.
Fully Integrated dishwashers have the panel on the top of the door instead of on the face of the door. This style is very popular in American kitchens and are typically used on higher end models.
Semi-Integrated dishwashers are a cross between full console and fully integrated control styles. In this style the control buttons are located on the top of the door while there is a display panel located on the face of the dishwasher. This gives you utility in addition to style.