Gamification-supported Exploration and Practicing for Automotive User Interfaces and Vehicle Functions

  • Stefan DiewaldEmail author
  • Andreas Möller
  • Tobias Stockinger
  • Luis Roalter
  • Marion Koelle
  • Patrick Lindemann
  • Matthias Kranz


When driving an unknown car, the interaction with its user interfaces and the operation of (comfort) vehicle functions can be very challenging and thus cause safety concerns. However, this problem can be overcome already with a short learning and practicing phase. For this reason, we analyze the potential of gamification for exploring and practicing the use of automotive user interfaces and vehicle functions. Based on the analysis of available examples, we have created a gamified automotive exploration and practicing framework. The framework allows exploring vehicle functions and user interfaces in real vehicles as well as in applications for mobile devices. By reflecting on the results of a first user study with the framework, we deliver a set of guidelines for designing and evaluating gamified applications for the automotive domain, which can serve as a support for future developments.


Gamification Gameful design Automotive user interfaces Driver awareness 



We gratefully acknowledge the assistance in research and implementation of our student Duc Ha Minh and thank the Institute for Human-Machine Communication at Technische Universität München for letting us use their driving simulator.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Diewald
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andreas Möller
    • 1
  • Tobias Stockinger
    • 2
  • Luis Roalter
    • 1
  • Marion Koelle
    • 2
  • Patrick Lindemann
    • 2
  • Matthias Kranz
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität MünchenDistributed Multimodal Information Processing GroupMunichGermany
  2. 2.University of PassauPassauGermany

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