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Haptic Hazards - Why the MINI Cooper's interior is a cute ergonomic mess

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Jan 22nd, 2009 at 7:58PM

Since being revived back in 2001, the MINI brand has been nothing short of a design icon. But, as is the case with many slaves to fashion, it turns out that the brand's latest models may have a serious case of function following form, at least according to a set of "User Experience Specialists" from the folks over at User Centric. The team's gripes center around the Cooper's interior design, which famously places its gigantic speedometer front and center in the dashboard. That central gauge holds many of the user interface controls, and the entire cluster gets low marks on their usability... Read More

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