Theories and Methods of Future HMI Design for Automobiles C1931

Topics: Advanced Technologies

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese.

HMI design is an Interdisciplinary, which is based on human cognitive psychology and combines humanities, sociology, aesthetics, information science and other disciplines. While automotive technologies can be applied regardless of regions, HMI must be localized, as it is closely related to regional culture, people's living habits and characteristics. At the same time, HMI design has its own complete theoretical system, research and design methods and testing methods, instead of relying on experience. The purpose of this course is to equip people involved in the automotive industry with a basic sense of HMI design of vehicles.

HMI design is a highly practical subject, so for each topic, 1/3 of the teaching time will be spent in explaining the theory, and 2/3 of the time will be spent in guiding students to do practice. There will be several classroom experiments, and students will complete the tasks in groups to achieve the best learning effect.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic theories and methods of HMI design of automobiles
  • Explain the overall process and problem-solving methods of HMI design
  • Explore the trend in HMI of automobiles
  • Master the actual process and operation of HMI design for automobiles

Who Should Attend

Front-line R&D personnel of HMI design, intelligent cockpit, intelligent connection intelligent driving, industrial design, automotive electronics


Front-line R&D staff and middle level manager Engaged in cockpit interactive function architecture, interactive design, UI design, user experience, customer investigators, market analysis, intelligent cockpit product planning.

Chen Fang

Doctoral Supervisor, Interactive Design Major, Department of Computer Science, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

Chen Fang graduated from the Department of Biology in Peking University in 1983. Since then, she has been working in Sweden on studies of human-machine interaction and ergonomics. Her research covers a wide range of fields, including the interactive design of fighter cockpit, the interactive design of public safety facilities, websites, APPs, games and so on. For the past 14 years, her main focus has shifted to the interactive design in vehicles. She has published more than 100 articles in international magazines and conferences, and holds a tenure position as professor in Chalmers University of Technology. As a world expert in the field of automotive interaction, she has also participated in developing several EU standards in the field

Part of her international positions

  • Member of Advisory Board, SAFER (Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers) (since 2006)
  • Member of Expert Panel, Sweden National Program OPTIVe (2005-2009)
  • Member of Expert Panel, Sweden National Program EFESOS (since 2009)
  • Member of International Expert Panel, APCHI (since 2006)
  • Member of International Expert Panel, HCI (2006-2007)
  • Member of International Expert Panel, ISCRAM (since 2010)


Duration: 2 Days

Fees: $1299.00

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