Chris Bangle’s Redspace REDS: interface design video

Chris Bangle’s Redspace REDS — an ultra-compact vehicle for Chinese cities, was the talk of the LA auto show last week. We got the designers to give us a walk around, and while the vehicle design community gets in a froth about the exterior design, this video might interest the UX design community… Lest we […]

The New Meaning of Horsepower

Ever since the late 1800s cars have moved us. Some people value speed over safety, others value aesthetics over practicality. For some, the most emotional characteristic might even be the interior scent. A car’s user experience (UX) is a multi-sensory experience which can’t be reduced to a single screen or device. Even though we as humans […]

Care by Volvo — a truly end-to-end car UX?

Yesterday Volvo unveiled its new XC40 crossover. Heralded by motoring journalists as Volvo’s ‘Evoque’ moment, the XC40 — its exterior design was led by RCA graduate, Ian Kettle — certainly has  appealingly fresh looks. Yet while it’s this slightly different, fresh and more youthful flavour of Volvo that’s grabbing the headlines, the most interesting aspect […]

Frankfurt 2017: the 10 UI/UX designs you need to see

At the IAA – Frankfurt auto show, 2017? Lucky you. Hope your fleet aren’t bleeding. Ours aren’t. Just yet. But tomorrow is another day and if you’re heading to the show halls of the Messe, in our view these are the 10 UI/UX designs you need to check out: 1. Audi Aicon Gaze Selection The […]

Gallery: Smart Vision EQ ForTwo

Last week we went out to Sindelfingen in Germany for an early preview of the Smart concept that will be revealed at the IAA in Frankfurt next week. It’s a 2030 vision for a future, Level5 autonomous Smart with no steering wheel or pedals, and a curious teddy bear. See the picture gallery here: Posted […]

User observations: Volkswagen Tiguan Active Info Display

Currently, the digital cluster panel is most obvious trend in the world of car interface. Many OEMs are shifting from a traditional gauge cluster with analogue dials and small digital displays to a fully digital driver display system.Currently, the digital cluster panel is most obvious trend in the world of car interface. Many OEMs are […]