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Music UI

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by JeffVanEpps, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. JeffVanEpps

    JeffVanEpps Member

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    Why did they put the least important information in the most prominent spot? Put the source at the bottom, in the smallest font.
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  2. bob_p

    bob_p Active Member

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    The priority for UI design appears to be looks first - functionality as a (much) lower priority.

    Considering that the music player takes up half of the touchscreen display - how much screen real estate is really needed for that?

    It would be extremely useful to have more control over the dashboard and touchscreen displays.

    With the large 17" display, it should be possible to simultaneously display - current navigation map, a much smaller music player window (with navigation controls), the energy graph (which doesn't need to go across the entire display), and more information on the climate control (what is the system actually doing - and what is the current inside temperature).

    And the dashboard... So much wasted space. Yes, the toy car looks cute when you first see it. But after driving thousands of miles with it in the center of the dashboard, it really provides no useful information (like the status of the air suspension).

    But the displays do look beautiful...
     

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