To spark a conversation around the big questions that come with the fast-approaching world of autonomous vehicles, we set about to create a tangible artifact from the near future: a manual for the self-driving car.
In this collaboration with the design consultancy Near Future Laboratory, we ran a workshop at IxDA 2015 to speculate on how interaction design will meet the new challenges posed by this burgeoning technology. We wanted to dig into the details, discussing the known topics and discovering new questions about the unknown.
Our design brief:
“Represent the features, attributes, characteristics, and behaviors of the self-driving car and its requisite ‘ecosystems’ through the vehicle's Quick Start Guide.”