My navigation system is trying to kill me

Have a look at the following picture.

Navigon and ViaMichelon

Now tell in which street I am: the first one on top and going to the one above ? Or the other way around ? (Think that you must look at the road while doing this of course.) For me it’s impossible.

The problem is : there is no universal convention to indicate going from a point to another. They could have used an arrow for example.

Also missing is the name of the city I’m in. I needed this information during a lot of occasions.

So before even thinking of putting TV on my GPS or Heads Up Display (which would rock !) : just make a good UI first.

Author: Jean-Baptiste Rieu

Ingénieur logiciel, passé du litteraire au scientifique. Toujours curieux, passionné d'IHM, de visualisation et d'experience utilisateur. Chercheur en méthodes pour développer la créativité. Amoureux de la Corée, pays de mon épouse. Diplômé de l'Institut de Formation d'Ingénieur de Paris-Sud XI (IFIPS).