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Engineering Design Centre

Automotive Design Group

 

Automotive Design Group

Automotive Design Group

Driving new vehicle designs

The aim of this group is to research the role of interaction design in the delivery of increasingly sophisticated vehicles:

  • by modelling driver behaviour to assist the design of inclusive, user-centred interfaces;
  • by reducing the impact of vibration on the use of interactive display devices;
  • by investigating the challenge of changing demands on driver attention.

The group is currently collaborating with vehicle specialists at Jaguar Land Rover, UK.

Group Members

Associated Projects

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Motion Adaptive Touchscreen System for Automotive (MATSA)

Vehicle driving conditions can result in large and varying accelerations and vibrations being transmitted to the user and in-vehicle interactive display devices, leading to erratic and unpredictable perturbations of cursor movements. This project aims to find novel ways to solve this challenge and reduce associated levels of driver distraction.

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Towards Autonomy - Smart and Connected Control (TASCC)

Cars that can drive themselves and highly automated vehicles will soon be on public roads. This project will use simulators, test-tracks and road going vehicles to explore the gap in our understanding of vehicle automation is how drivers will react to this new technology and how best to design the driver-automation interaction.

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Tools

Simplified Inclusive Design Toolkit design cycle

Inclusive Design Toolkit

Every design decision has the potential to include or exclude customers. Inclusive design emphasizes the contribution that understanding user diversity makes to informing these decisions, and thus to including as many people as possible. User diversity covers variation in capabilities, needs, and aspirations.

Toolkit