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The Driver-focused Human Machine Interface


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The Driver-focused Human Machine Interface


WHAT IS PROBLEM

DESIGN DEFINITION

 

 

As people receive more and more information from the outside world, the vehicle—as a well-equipped and high technology carrier—must integrate this information explosion efficiently. The Human Machine Interface(HMI) is not only a communication bridge between the driver and the car itself, but is also a principle connector between the driver and outside world.

 

 

In the meantime, the relationships between in-car entertainment system and personal mobile information terminals are increasingly close, the iPhone and iPad play important roles in humans’ daily lives. The close integration of them will expand drivers’ human-machine experiences.

 

HOW TO DESIGN HMI

DESIGN PROCESS

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Research


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Research


Driving is one of the most complicated human activities throughout the world. Drivers' behaviors are affected by a wide variety of impact factors both from the surrounding environment (e.g. weather, road conditions, traffic); and from drivers themselves (e.g. age, character, and driving habits).

 


 

DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS

DRIVING SCENARIOS

 


 

DIFFERENT PEOPLE

DRIVER INTERVIEWS

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Visualization


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Visualization


Effective visualization of driving and entertainment information help the driver control the car and focus on the road. 


 

EAGE OF TOMORROW

HEADS UP DISPLAY

 

Heads Up Display (HUD) technology is one of the most popular HMI solutions. Information is displayed directly in front of the driver onto the windshield.

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IDEATION

INITIAL CONCEPTS

 

 

FANTASY & REALITY

CONCEPT SIMULATION

 

WHEN DREAMS ENLIGHTEN THE WORLD

MOCK-UP EVALUATION

 

 

SECOND ROUND

DESIGN ITERATION & TEST

 

VISUALIZED FUTURE

FINAL DESIGN PRESENTATION

 

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Function Optimization


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Function Optimization


Good UX Design is more than meets the eye. The visual interface – the look and feel – is only the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the surface lies the foundation of a successful design: effective information architecture and engaging interaction.

 
 

FUNCTIONS IN YOUR CAR

CONTENT MAPPING

 

 

FOUNDATION OF THE SYSTEM

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

 

 
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Prototype


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Prototype


TIME-SAVING TEST

LOW FIDELITY MODEL

 

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ALL ABOUT USER

DESIGN EVALUATION

 

 

REAL PERSON REAL FEEDBACK

USER TEST

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Design Presentation


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Design Presentation


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FULL ACCESS

When car is stationary, drivers have full access for the whole system.

 

DRIVING MODE

Drivers are limited to using most functions (navigation,settings, and HUD) when they are driving. It helps drivers to reducing distraction and focusing on the road in front. Navigation function will transfer to HUD automatically.

 

DESIGN FOR DIFFERENT SCENARIOS

INTERFACE DETAILS

Beyond limiting functions available to drivers, interfaces are also modified in driving mode. Prioritizing reduction of driver distractions, the interface in driving mode uses bigger images and fonts. Also the layout of the interface has been simplified to help drivers to receive information as quickly as possible.