We’ve said it many times on these pages and now we’re being joined by the experts; the R56 center console is a usability mess. And now the usability experts at usercentric.com have taken the current MINI’s center console to task for being “awkward”. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
>…The audio system suffers from an inefficient layout of controls and poor error recovery. The selection dial could be mistaken for the volume control (Figure 3), which actually sits further down below the CD player outside of the main area of interaction. This control is seems disconnected from the rest of the audio system.
Not news to anyone who owns an R56 or R55 but certainly interesting to see it written by usability experts.