A good user interface (UI) is easy to overlook. It hides in the background of the seamless experience it provides – like a website that’s easy to navigate through. Conversely, bad UI really stands out, as it leaves us frustrated and unable to use the product the way that it was originally intended.
When it comes to making good UI, Rightware is one of the best. And while its heritage is in gaming and graphics, it’s now focused on elevating the in-car experience through cutting-edge graphics tools.
In a car context, UI is commonly referred to as a human-machine interface (HMI) and consists of both software and hardware, such as the steering wheel and the in-dash display – essentially, anything that lets you control its functions. When cars were just people movers, designing HMI was simple – but nowadays, as cars become more digitized and equipped with the latest tech, there’s a lot more thinking involved.