OpenCar Platform

The OpenCar platform was designed to allow auto manufacturers to offer popular, usable apps as a standard on their vehicle head unit displays.


  • Adapt apps from well-known content providers to the OpenCar platform that adhered to driver safety guidelines.
  • Provide design recommendations based on usability testing for apps as well as platform-wide interactions.
  • Design a new auto profile to demonstrate how the OpenCar platform and app content could be adapted for use by other auto manufacturers.

New profile for auto - music app

I designed this new auto profile for sales to demonstrate how the OpenCar platform and app content could be adapted and branded for a manufacturer's existing brand. 

Search behavior between location-based apps

Search sharing between audio apps


In order to provide optimal usability and reduce typing while driving, our team wanted to outline how saving and sharing the data for recent searches could provide value to users. If sharing data wasn't done carefully, usability could be hindered by burying useful data below irrelevant data.

The above diagrams were my recommendations for sharing between location-based apps and audio apps. 
The diagram below outlined how to display the data for each type within the app.

User Flow: adding point of interest to navigation

To illustrate the number of taps to complete a common use case and promote implementation of a view on map feature, I created this user flow. Thanks to Julian Burford for the free storyboard illustrations: !