Developing In-Vehicle User Interfaces: Design Principles and Techniques     


I.D.# C1341Printable Description
Duration: 1 Day
October 25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ) - Troy, Michigan  

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The In-Vehicle user environment is transitioning from fixed dedicated features to an extensible connected interface that can dramatically increase complexity faced by the driver. This course will provide a systematic design method to develop intuitive and safe vehicle interface solutions. Participants will learn user interaction design steps, tools, and the team synergies required to develop an interface from concept to the final product. The course will use exercises to practice interface design, with example interfaces to cover lessons learned. Participants will learn key interaction elements and principles to build a robust and flexible interface.

Individuals interested in this topic should also consider attending ID# C1340, Vehicle User Experience: Human Factors Principles and Techniques for Design, Research and Development . Both seminars are typically scheduled sequentially.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the HMI user experience design flow from market research through hardware implementation
  • Identify the range of usability issues specific to the vehicle environment and how they differ from desktop and mobile usability
  • Articulate important human factors principles relevant to the automotive environment
  • Utilize basic development tools and methods for interface design
  • Explain how to integrate multiple user interfaces into a single unified interface

Who Should Attend
Those involved in vehicle user interaction systems (e.g., controls and displays for infotainment, navigation, smartphone integration, connectivity, HVAC, lights, etc.) in any functional role (e.g., product design, product development, product/market research and quality) will benefit from this seminar, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, system engineering, product planning, research & development and design.

Topical Outline

  • Understanding User Interaction Design Team and Collaboration
    • Key resources
    • Design process
  • Human Factors Principles Important to Vehicle HMI Design
    • Memory
    • Perception
    • Information processing
  • The User
    • Learning curve
    • Perceived complexity
    • Easy to use
  • Techniques of HMI Design and Development
    • User Interactions
    • Developing HMI use cases
    • HMI interaction architecture
    • User testing
  • HMI Design Tools and Documentation Methods
    • Interaction animation and models
    • Flow diagrams
    • Graphic development

Instructor(s): John Kosinski
John Kosinski is a User Interaction Technical Professional at Visteon Corporation with over 25 years of user interaction design experience ranging from automated test and machine tool equipment to emergency vehicle and in-vehicle infotainment systems. He holds multiple patents in controls and user interfaces and brings extensive experience in systems, hardware and software engineering, graphic design and human factors applied to the development of innovative user interface solutions.

Fees: $810.00 ; SAE Members: $648.00 - $729.00

.7 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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