UX design is tough in the automotive industry, secrecy is but one of the worst obstacles in a practice that I enjoyed embracing first and foremost because of its open nature. I am a strong believer in sharing knowledge as the key to progress and innovation.
That said, there is not much I can share about what I do ( nor does anybody who works for a company that requested more than one NDA to be signed, and compels you to put numbered security stickers on your phone cameras to protect yourself from inadvertently taking pictures of sensitive material ).
I’d love to find fellow UX designers that work in this old-fashioned business, trying to bring it up to speed with the rest of the world. Maybe we can share links, and tricks to make our workflow faster and more reliable.
In the end, the adoption of GUI technologies such as Flash and HTML5 to build the top layer of automotive HMI’s brings us closer to the workflow that web designers are accustomed to.
Anyway, this was just to say HI!