VIII. GM HMI

Project Overview

Project Date: 2010

This Human-Machine Interface was designed as a voice-activated touchscreen for GM cars. The dashboard-mounted screen required both moving and parked modes, and could read selected news stories, appointments, and sports scores, play music, display local and destination weather conditions, and search for restaurants, gas stations, and rest stops along a chosen route. The web portal manages vehicular settings, allows users to add or remove applications, create playlists, and view multiple automobiles.

Wireframes

Every section had to have easily discernable controls, extra-large buttons, and both rolling and parked modes. Much of the functionality was removed in rolling mode or compensated for with text-to-speech and voice-activated commands.

Mockups

GM wanted a rich, regal feel to this piece, as the touchscreen would be built into their higher-end vehicles. Branding is noticeable and everything is glossy and highly saturated.