To Simulate or Not to Simulate? Challenges in Digitally Prototyping HMI Interactive Technologies

Yardim Sener S., Pedgley O. F.

1st International Conference on Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing, ProDPM 2019, Leiria, Portugal, 2 - 04 October 2019, pp.82-88 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-29041-2_10
  • City: Leiria
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-88
  • Keywords: Feasibility of simulation, Interactive technologies, Simulation tools
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.This study of automotive HMI (human-machine interface) design is built around the fact that traditional product modelling and testing tools (i.e. foam-clay mock-ups, working prototypes) are increasingly being replaced by simulation technologies. The development of these technologies creates challenges as well as opportunities for product design teams. This study was carried out as a workshop to understand these challenges. A shortlist of fourteen new in-vehicle interactive technologies was determined through a literature review, followed by recruitment of four experts to evaluate the simulation of these technologies. The evaluation was based on pre-set criteria regarding the suitability, availability of tools and extent of research and development required to simulate the interactive technologies, within a context of new product design and development.