I like to use car analogies a lot when explaining to people why a lot of user interfaces suck.
Pepole often hear me say something like, “You just know how to drive a car. It’s intuitive. If they designed car controls the way that they design most software interfaces, you’d have wrecks happening all the time.”
But now what happens when the car – a BMW M5 in this case- with its relatively mature interface is mashed up with a computer? According to the host of a British TV show, Top Gear, it’s a disaster. Check out the video.
Luckily, the magic M button, which boosts the car into high-performance driving mode, seems to be its redemption. I just wish computer applications had one of those.