The use of affective interaction design in car user interfaces
Paper in proceeding, 2012

Recent developments in the car industry have put Human Machine Interfaces under the spotlight. Developing gratifying human-car interactions has become one of the more prominent areas that car manufacturers want to invest in. However, concepts like emotional design remain foreign to the industry. In this study 12 experts on the field of automobile HMI design were interviewed in order to investigate their needs and opinions of emotional design. Results show that emotional design has yet to be introduced for this context of use. Designers need a tool customized for the intricacies of the car HMI field that can provide them with support and guidance so that they can create emotionally attractive experiences for drivers and passengers alike.




emotional design




Dimitrios Gkouskos

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers

Fang Chen

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation

1875-9270 (ISSN)

Vol. 41 Supplement: 1 5057-5061

IEA 2012: 18th World congress on Ergonomics - Designing a sustainable future
Recife, Brazil,

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