Alex Chang

UX & Interaction Designer

Car Interface of the Future

There is a great amount of interest in the automative and related industry today in designing the next generation of the car interface. Furthermore, with the increase of fuel cost and the awareness of environmental impact, the desire for car-sharing is becoming more common. Our team took a closer look at designing a new interface for a car that can be effectively shared between family members and facilitate the smart communication between family members’ mobile devices and the car’s intelligent system. I was responsible for creating a conceptual design for the in-car entertainment system. I collaborated with the other designers on the team to create a theme that would govern our individual designs for a cohesive car interface design. As a final deliverable, I also produced a video presentation for our car interface design.

  • Role: Interaction designer
  • Methods and skills: Secondary research, concept evaluation, UI design, storyboarding, video production
  • Year: 2013

Storyboard for one of the family scenarios.
Storyboard for one of the family scenarios.
A mood board of UI and information design that inspired our car system concept.
A mood board of UI and information design that inspired our car system concept.
Overview & layout of our car system design.
Overview & layout of our car system design.
We envisioned that, besides a touch interface, our system could also be controlled using motion sensors and gestures.
We envisioned that, besides a touch interface, our system could also be controlled using motion sensors and gestures.
A speedometer and fuel information display with a speed limit indicator <br />that is positioned at the center of our car dashboard design.
A speedometer and fuel information display with a speed limit indicator
that is positioned at the center of our car dashboard design.
A view of our dashboard design with a head-up directional display.
A view of our dashboard design with a head-up directional display.
Smart lane assist feature that allows drivers to go in and out of traffic more safely.
Smart lane assist feature that allows drivers to go in and out of traffic more safely.
The car entertainment system with a single user's playlist.
The car entertainment system with a single user's playlist.
The car entertainment system merging multiple playlists.
The car entertainment system merging multiple playlists.
The car entertainment system automatically syncs the playlist with the mobile phone when the passenger/driver enters the car.
The car entertainment system automatically syncs the playlist with the mobile phone when the passenger/driver enters the car.
Our car system concept can also facilitate real-time communication between family members. <br />In this scenario, the son, who is riding with his father in the car, gets a notification from mom to <br />pick up dinner on the way home.
Our car system concept can also facilitate real-time communication between family members.
In this scenario, the son, who is riding with his father in the car, gets a notification from mom to
pick up dinner on the way home.
When the son confirms his mother's request to pick up dinner on his mobile phone, the system <br />intelligently updates the car navigation display with the new destination/detour.
When the son confirms his mother's request to pick up dinner on his mobile phone, the system
intelligently updates the car navigation display with the new destination/detour.
We also conceptualized an accident reporting/management feature that will allow the car system <br />to automatically notify your emergency contacts as well as generate an accident report that <br />can be sent directly to insurance companies and others that are involved in the accident.
We also conceptualized an accident reporting/management feature that will allow the car system
to automatically notify your emergency contacts as well as generate an accident report that
can be sent directly to insurance companies and others that are involved in the accident.