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GUI Input Devices Transportation

A New Car UI 237

Posted by Soulskill
from the eyes-on-the-road dept.
An anonymous reader writes "As our cars have become more complex, so have the user interfaces with which we control them. Using the current crop of infotainment systems embedded in a car's dash is byzantine and frustrating. UI designer Matthaeus Krenn has put up a post demonstrating his efforts to reinvent in-car UIs in a way that doesn't force people to squint at tiny buttons, instead leaving more of their attention for the road. It's based on using a touch-screen display that realigns the interface to wherever you put your fingers down. It also reacts differently depending on how many fingers you use to touch the screen."

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A New Car UI

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  • by ackthpt (218170) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @08:06PM (#46281251) Homepage Journal

    I found a car radio in the desert a couple months back.

    It has Mechanical Push Buttons for tuning!!! I am not making this up!

    You turn a knob to turn on the power and adjust volume. Another one moves a mechanical red needle across a screen to show approximate frequency you are tuning into. And the most stunning thing is this - When it does not have a high quality signal it still plays, albeit with a modicum of static!

    Astounding. Such a futuristic device must have fallen out of a UFO, from an interstellar civilization years beyond our comprehension.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @08:31PM (#46281463)

    I used to hate interfaces designed by programmers and engineer. Oh how I once thought that they should let designers design the interfaces. Then, we handed the interface design to 'uix' "experts" and now we have the same level of incomprehensible bullshit. It just looks prettier.

  • by Darinbob (1142669) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @11:02PM (#46282401)

    Ejector seat button...

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