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Vehicle: Dashboard Concept

I wanted to design a ‘Dashboard’ for a vehicle due to my love and interest in cars. I came up with a concept that built upon previous experience of dashboard interfaces. I know that the regulatory environment and restrictions in the motor industry can be limiting so I have created a basic concept that will need to be refined further. I applied extensive research to my concept. I wanted to create something that used a tablet style dashboard. The concept is built in a manner that creates a user centric holistic experience that especially targets smart device users.

Heuristic home screen.

Heuristic home screen.

I wanted to create a user interface that was strikingly elegant. Through my market research I decided to create a tablet style display that had all of the necessary elements of a vehicle user interface. I decided to split the screen into four dedicated sections (Map, Car, Device, Music). I decided to use voice and touch controls to use the interface.

Beautifully simple navigation.

Beautifully simple navigation.

I have created a few different mapping applications and I simplified previous apps even further to see how far I could push ease of use. I wanted to create a navigation display that was not overly distractive to the driver.

Phone calls controlled by voice.

Phone calls controlled by voice.

Again, building up the ‘Virtual Cockpit’ project I applied the same techniques with phone interaction within the UI. I have based the idea of working between voice and touch controls to use the interface.

Meaningful messages and notifications.

Meaningful messages and notifications.

I decided to enable the user interface to display messages and notifications in a way that would distract the driver less. I used voice controls to interact with either messages or notifications as I believe, through research, this is possibly safer.

Minimal is good.

Minimal is good.

Sticking to my philosophy, the bare minimum is best. I want to reduce driver distraction as much as I possible can when interactive with a vehicle UI.

Music with a heuristic feel.

Music with a heuristic feel.

Since most users these days have smart devices, the channel of thinking for the UI was to create a fun, simple way for users to interact with the UI. I wanted bursts of colour from the album covers or radio covers and simple interactions from screen to screen.

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