For my Human computer interaction/design class I am going to design a car stereo interface. My goals will be, first, to make the system safe (that is, a system which takes little attention from the road to opperate) and,second, enjoyable (this includes making it entertaining and visually interesting).
It is almost obvious that a system which resides in the gauge cluster would take the least amount of attention away from driving. However, we are probably going to limit ourselves to DIN position/size designs...this is because most people cant afford/arent technically inclined enough to install a system in the cluster.
We are going to make an initial design and then rework it based on data collected using an eye-tracking system (cool and scarry stuff).
I guess the real pupose of this post is to ask what you think of the design....which will be posted as soon as we make the first sketch.
I would also like to hear what people like/don't like about stereo systems you have used. (in the design process asking the user what they think is very very important). Also, (and i know i keep asking for more and more help) could you tell me which 3 or 4 buttons you use the most (this will help in determining which functions are the most important/should be the most visible)
Thanks...and sorry about the long explanation.