The user interface is the bridge between car and driver. It allows for seamless integration, and therefore needs to be seamlessly integrated itself. Polestar engineers and designers spend a lot of time incorporating the user interface into the car as naturally as possible.
Oddly enough, they take it out of the car to do this. Polestar’s interaction design team have built rigs to test each and every interaction and function of the user interface, from the radio to the home screen menu and everything in between. Hand-drawn sketches, iPads, wireflows, post-it notes, and at least one wall that looks like something out of the first season of True Detective, the system’s functionality is tested from every angle. From accessing the 360° camera to booking a table via voice command, the interaction design team and their rigs make it possible.
The journey towards more sustainable mobility has forced us to get off the beaten track. Not only was the traffic terrible, but it wasn’t getting us to where we need to go. Now, we’re entering uncharted territory. To help us navigate in a rapidly transforming world, we need a roadmap. An exponential roadmap.
The Polestar Design Contest features a truly expert jury. Polestar Head of Design Maximilian Missoni, Senior Design Manager Juan Pablo Bernal and Car Design Research Director Sam Livingstone are the ones who will evaluate every submission, pore over every detail, and ultimately determine the winners of the contest.