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

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by brooklynrab, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. brooklynrab

    brooklynrab Member

    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....
  2. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Ithaca, NY
    Please don't. There are already numerous threads here on that subject. We really don't need another.

    Here's one of the threads:
    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    And here's a more specific one:
    Comprehensive USB Bug List
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