4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
K. Venkatesh Prasad
With the increasing number of cars on the road, longer commutes, and the proliferation of complex information and entertainment features, there is a greater need for careful interaction design in the car. The automobile is a challenging environment for designing and deploying good user interfaces. Interaction designers must balance brand identity, safety, legislation, and manufacturability, among other issues. In this panel, practitioners and researchers from industry, industrial labs, and academia will discuss the challenges of interaction design in an automotive environment. While some members of the CHI community are active in the automotive field, the general CHI community may not be aware of this work, the open research issues, and opportunities for collaboration in this area. This panel will provide an introduction into HCI research in the automotive industry. Some successful examples of interaction design will be discussed, as well as a few not-so-successful examples. Questions and comments from the audience are welcomed.