User Interface Standards And Why They Are Important (Not Just Computers)

Posted by Peter Kellner on January 31, 2014 · 1 min read

Toyota Prius Versus Chevrolet Volt

This morning, I stood hopelessly trying to get into our Prius by pushing the button on the door.  The car kept beeping but I could not get in.  The reason is because our new Volt has trained me recently that pushing the button opens the car.  Finally, after the fog cleared in my head I remembered that I had to touch the inside of the door handle to open the prius (something the Volt does not support).

Anyhow, though the cars are manufactured by car companies thousands of miles apart separated by oceans, they still should subscribe to one set of standards.  Can you imagine what would happen if the brake and gas peddles were on different sides?  Just sayin…

VOLT PRIUS
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Push Button –> Toggle Lock/Unlock Push Button –> Lock Only