The advent of CarPlay in the 2010’s reimagined the way we stream music. It made platforms, like Spotify, easily accessible and consequently caused their user base to skyrocket: with over 381 million active users monthly.
Yet, the Spotify CarPlay interface fails to meet the user’s existing mental model of the app. As a result, users rely on a combination of their phone and CarPlay to successfully carry out functions like search. Using two devices is not only inefficient, but unsafe, especially on the road. We hope to use the power of design to reduce distracted driving.
Timeline: 4 weeks
Context: Final Class Project
Final Product: Version of Spotify CarPlay that is consistent with other versions of Spotify and reduces distracted driving
**Disclaimer: This project took place before the "Spotify Car Thing" launch in February 2022