A New Car UI: How touch screen controls in cars should really work(matthaeuskrenn.com)

almost 10 years ago from Hadrien B, Eternal dreamer

  • Sam SteeleSam Steele, almost 10 years ago

    Looks nice but neglects lots of features that need a screen to work.

    What about GPS? How do you navigate through playlists/albums?

    Arguably these gestures would require more time to get right than the current versions. For example, volume controls on the steering wheel (which are already commonplace) allow drivers to adjust the setting whilst still looking at the road - something this can't do.

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    • Matthaeus KrennMatthaeus Krenn, almost 10 years ago

      My intention was to propose this as a mode that could be invoked at any time - on top of any other UI that might be on the screen presently. More complicated interactions could definitely still happen on the touch screen in normal mode. When you're stopped at a red light you can still take all the time in the world to set up Driving Directions with a more traditional interface. Only while driving, you would want to use this mode for quick, rough interactions.

      Good points though!

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