Envision and design next-generation connected automotive interface experience

The HMI of a connected vehicle head unit or digital cockpit may look no different than a consumer electronic device. Nevertheless, how the interface is connected to the vehicle, consumer and the OEM ecosystem is far more complex. HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) works as an efficient, agile group that provides deep insights and structured processes with a streamlined approach. These teams can develop user interfaces faster and more effectively than traditional design groups. Delivering as strong collaborative work groups, HCS combines many diverse backgrounds and disciplines into one holistic team that uses a design-led process.
HARMAN’s UI/UX Design Lab focuses on advanced connected vehicle UI/UX concepts. HARMAN has exhibited prowess in developing innovative and contextual HMIs for leading auto OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers across the world. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to CX strategy, User Research, Experience Mapping, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Ideation, 3D modeling, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Remote Testing, Accessibility Testing, Lab Testing and more. The design lab also supports front-end development specifically in areas such as Frameworks (Angular, Bootstrap, etc.), Mobile App Development, Responsive Design, Cross platform Development, Accessibility Support, Content Management Development and Micro-interactions.
HARMAN can also help automotive ecosystem partners in Digital Marketing activities such as media planning, integrated campaign strategy, promotion and engagement.


Top-line Benefits

  • User-focused design with business and product considerations
  • Co-located resources - To ensure the best communication and collaboration between design and engineering teams
  • Timely delivery - By not only working in close collaboration with engineering groups, but actually co-locating with them, HCS ensures that every item designed can be delivered in a timely and successful manner
  • Finitely Iterative - Throughout the definition journey, HCS looks to validate the success of the experience through user testing and performance evaluation, allowing the design team to go back to tweak and refine the design to get to the quick and optimized results


Capabilities and Benefits

  • Continuous Research and Development
  • Agile Design Thinking Process
  • HARMAN Automotive UI development suite (HCAT) suite helps in fast prototyping 
  • Integrated team resourcing
  • A collaborative execution
  • Full project leadership
  • Development of the full software stack for OEM Digital cockpit