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Who Should the Tesla User Interface Serve, and how best to do so


Mar 21, 2014
Many of you know me as a perpetual whiner about the user interface of my Classic MS. Admittedly, and to Tesla's credit, it has mostly improved over time (and in other respects, taking embarrassing steps backwards).

The crux of my complaints have revolved around the issue of engineers vs users. Is the objective elegance of design or easiest usability with as little distraction as possible? In that vein, I have been a strong advocate of enlarging the menu of voice commands, minimizing the need to move your eyes to a screen -- and off the road.

In that vein, please see this article by my 25 year old son on this very issue, "Touchbars, Interfaces and Us" Touch Bars, Interfaces, and Us
Please read it, "Like" it (please?) and forward it to engineer friends of yours. Next, reply to this thread with your suggestions for how to make usability of our tesla interface better!

Oh, and if anyone needs a UX consultant, my son Michael is available....


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Oct 22, 2014
Ithaca, NY

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