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WorldDAB Releases Updated UX Design Guidelines

Document details how to deliver “best possible digital radio user experience" in the car

“Drivers expect a great, simple user experience, with a radio button to access DAB easily and quickly,” reveals the updated WorldDAB User Experience (UX) Design Guidelines for automotive manufacturers and broadcasters. The organization announced the availability of this latest version at the Automotive Workshop, held Feb. 12 in Geneva during the European Broadcasting Union’s Digital Radio Week.

The document, which WorldDAB says is part of ongoing work, details how to deliver the “best possible digital radio user experience” in the car.

“These guidelines were developed to help broadcasters and automotive OEMs better understand what consumers want from their radio and how best to deliver it,” said Laurence Harrison, chair of the WorldDAB Automotive Group and Market Development Director of Digital Radio UK.

“Over the last 12 months, WorldDAB has met with all the leading car manufacturers to discuss their implementation of the guidelines, and have begun what will be a longer term collaboration to ensure digital radio is a great user experience.”

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The updated guidelines include:

  • A clearer direction to implement hybrid radio for a great digital radio user experience in connected cars with DAB
  • Clearer signposting to other research and guidance on features such as voice controls, logos, and DAB test routes
  • The detail of the design guidance has been updated in several use cases to reflect feedback from car manufacturer partners

The document is available for download here.