Head-Up Display for Enhanced User Experience Infotainment designed around you
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Interaction design and technologies (MPIDE), MSc
With increased global information consumption, drivers are expecting better user experience for information handling whilst driving and car manufacturers are therefore offering more exciting technologies such as the head-up display (HUD). The aim of the study is to find enhancements of the user experience for HUD in vehicles. This has been done by building a working HUD graphical user interface (GUI) prototype with the Qt framework from requirements gathered from interviews, focus groups and competitor analysis. The prototype was field tested in a Volvo XC90 which gave rise to a concept for how to increase the user experience for HUD. The results from the evaluation of the prototype confirms that the user experience can be enhanced with a more modern interaction, focus on usability and functionality, and by keeping the information amount at a modest level while the driver focuses on the road. The conclusion is that enhancing the HUD will enhance the overall user experience allowing the driver to minimize the perceived inattention, secondary tasks and gain better situational awareness. This is archived by moving functionality to the HUD from the other information sources within the vehicle and by displaying the information with design adapted to the HUD. The prototype has received great feedback from key stakeholders both internally and externally. The next step is to perform longer tests and in addition to develop functionality to find the perfect balance between information visualization and safety.
Transport , Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign) , Transport , Human Computer Interaction