iOS App – Mercedes-Benz

  • Discipline

  • Interaction Design

  • Visual Design
  • User Experience 

  • User Interface
  • Conception

"Self-driving cars have been a human dream for decades. Now they are finally coming and announcing a new era of mobility. Relaxed, we would slide from A to B, freed from everything that makes driving a chore and dangerous today. Accidents, traffic jams, wrong turns? [...] On the way to autonomous driving the biggest hurdle is not technology - it is the fear of machines. The fear of loss of control. "

— Stefan Beutelsbacher

The problem with artificial intelligence is the fear of loss of control and the resulting discrepancy to full automation of vehicle transport.

Mercedes-Benz F015

The goal

Was an app that should take away the fear of the human-machine interaction with a Level 5 autonomously moving transport vehicles. One of the main tasks while designing the app was to reduce the user's performance load to an absolute minimum. The Journeys should be uncomplicated and very simple.

Tuning the goals with the user needs

The first user research resulted in many nice-to-haves, such as, the desire for fun and entertainment based on milieu-specific consumer groups. Due to the lack of time, the decision for the Minimum Viable Product focused on the business goals and organizational capacity. Key areas, such as optimizing the user experience, converting, and detecting and managing alerts, were treated superficially.


The structure

With the help of the research results, the concept was again sharpened and went through several iterations. This and some use cases, a simplified user flow, low-fidelity wireframes and prototypes could be designed for testing.

User flow

Modular design system

Design systems have become a central part of my daily work. For example, I've designed this app design system specifically for scalability so that components work well together and render well on different device resolutions. Nevertheless, the corporate design of Mercedes-Benz had to be considered

Custom icons

The product

Splash screen animation
Location map
Usage analyse
Voice UI
Standby notification
Notification problem solving
Arrange appointments and autonomously handling

Use Case "error:40"

What if, despite all precautions, an unexpected human error occurs? The algorithm of the app tries to prevent errors of this kind.

Issue detection
Error correction method

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