How can ambient interfaces and innovative materials shape the experience of autonomous mobility
Interactive tangible prototypes that allowed the evaluation of interactions and information communication in the set-driving car
Approached by Volkswagen's Future Center Europe to investigate the future of self-driving cars, we set out to design new data-driven ambient interfaces for autonomous mobility.
Based on extensive research of feasible, long-lasting, and controllable material combinations, Studio NAND developed a fully functional prototype – creating a playful, emotional, usable and informative experience in the future automobile.
We conducted several material studies to find interesting feedback mechanisms that could be incorporated into the self-driving car's material.
Prototypes' design and functional development allowed us to test and evaluate user interactions and material feedback.
Visual animated scenarios communicated the ideas and prototypes in the real-world context.
In collaboration with Dr. Olivier Bau, Prof. Thomas Ness, Felix Krämer, Fernanda Piza, Brian Harmes