Just finished a 11 week long internship with Harman Kardon. I was working mainly on developing new shape shifting controls for the car. The modern car has an inane amount of buttons each dedicated to a control. Luxury brands have partially solved this problem using their rotary controller. However this still requires a lot of attention to the infotainment screen. Instead what if you could control the infotainment system with minimal attention to the screen. This was the goal of my internship.
I started out with 10 broad ideas on how to solve it. With rapid prototyping, user testing, and many long discussions with the rest of the Harman Kardon Future Experience team, I gradually narrowed down these ideas to 4 final ideas that I made high quality prototypes of to demo to the company. These final four ideas were presented to the FX team at the end of my internship.
This is the concept video showing the vision we had for a shape shifting control interface
As of right now, there will be no pictures posted as I am not sure what I can show publicly.
Main skills used: Rapid Prototyping, Mechatronics, 3D printing, 3D CAD (Solidworks)