Some pretty awesome thinking has been done from the people at Minuum. I love the innovative thinking going on here. Keyboards are an essential part to the smart technology that’s getting bigger and bigger in our daily lives. It’s more than mobile; It’s “wearables”. Finding solutions that work across all platforms will be key and this is a beautiful example of technology doing just that.

And on this day creative minds from Volvo said, “Let there be good, no, Great car design… And it was done. The Volvo Estate is one of those nice cars that comes along and just makes the day nicer. I also love that there was some thought on the user interface, inside the car. This will be huge for all car companies in the near future! 

Matthaeus Krenn created a new way to think about car UI. He aims to keep distractions to a minimum and ease top of mind. I think this is an elegant way to think about such a UI. There are definitely usability issues since it’s a brand new way of thinking; The user will have to learn new ways to control their stereo, air conditioning, etc, but once learned, it should be quite elegant. Love this new way of thinking because what’s out there today is pretty horrible, just saying…

These days, dashboard design in cars is something that usually leaves a sour taste in my mouth. This past year, I’ve been designing interfaces for touch-screens on bio-tech instruments and this sort of design has been heavily on my mind. It’s crazy how “out of touch” some of the interfaces are, especially in cars. I think this will change within the next few years, as UX is becoming more and more important. Denys Nevozhai recently took a stab at updating a dashboard design for an electric vehicle (using BMW as his model). I think it’s a great start and would love to see more of this type of work. Definitely refreshing compared to most standard designs we see in other vehicles (I’m not talking about Tesla, etc). Lots of good energy here. I’d like to see how it could be even more integrated with the navigation in the center of the dash. Something tells me this is just too busy for the drivers main dash…