Michael Song, Michelle Kim, Michelle Wang, Xinyao Liu
14 week long sponsored project from Honda. The topic was to design a new Honda/Acura sedan for the year 2030+ in relation to autonomous cars (level 3-4).
This was a transdisciplinary class, my team consisted of two product designers, one graduate product designer, and one transportation designer.
My role in this project was to design the interior interface for the seating and the putting together the video. We worked on research together.
We wanted to keep Honda's values of being family oriented and bring it to Acura's values of precision, crafted, and performance.
Initial Ideation Sketches
Interior Windshield and Seating Control User Interface Ideation
Refined User Interface for Seating Control
Refined Windshield User Interface made by Xinyao
Color and Material
Interior Modeling by Michael
What I Learned
Everyone has a different background, major, and upbringing, but as a team, we should all have the same goal in mind. There are an infinite number of ways that it can be achieved, and there is not right or wrong decision. I learned that communication, equal understanding, and compromise is a must. There will always be someone that has more knowledge than me, but what's important is how we can take our insights, perspective, and values to envision a different outcome and all the possibilities that could be done.