I am Casper, a designer based in Amsterdam Paris Berlin. I am currently Chief Product Officer at Snapp Automotive where we are creating a white-label in-car infotainment system with Android Automotive.

Some of my side projects:

Turn Signal Logo

The Turn Signal

React
Gatsby

I launched The Turn Signal in 2019 to share more about the interesting field of automotive UX design. I try to bridge the gap between academic research and industry, work on interesting projects, and write about car design in general. The blog has since grown to attract approximately 80K unique visitors annually.

Visit -->
Enzo's legacy banner

Enzo's Legacy

Javascript
D3JS

Despite my interest in historic Ferrari models, I found it difficult to find information on all the different models. So I created Enzo's Legacy, an interactive timeline that showcases every Ferrari model ever made.

Visit -->
White noise banner

Tiny White Noise App

Swift
SwiftUI

When I became a father, I found that my daughter would sleep much better with white noise. Using YouTube or other apps for this was inconvenient, so I created a small app that plays her favorite white noise sounds.

Watch -->
Car design history banner

Car Design History

Javascript
D3JS

As a child, I dreamed of becoming a car designer and was fascinated by the Italian 'carrozzerias' that designed beautiful cars in the 20th century. I built this website to celebrate all the cars they designed.

Visit -->
Banner for mixed reality article

Mixed Reality Prototyping

Unity
Blender

Good design comes from iterating many times. For automotive interfaces, this can be tough since you ideally want to test your work inside a vehicle. Can mixed reality be the solution?

Read -->
Climate controls banner

Designing Better Climate Controls

Figma
Blender

Climate controls are a fascinating design challenge. They seem simple at first, but quickly become complex. Most new cars have poor climate controls, so I explore new ways to design them.

Read -->
Banner for instrument cluster

Designing a Digital Instrument Cluster

Figma
Blender

Most new cars today have digital instrument clusters. Instead of simplifying, carmakers often add unnecessary complexity. Is it possible to design a digital cluster that is better than an analog one?

Read -->
Wiki explore banner

Wiki Explore

Javascript
Mapbox

I enjoy experimenting with how technology can make history interesting. Together with my friend Daan, we created an interactive map that displays Wikipedia articles and other interesting open information.

Visit -->

Keynotes and podcasts

Writings

How We Created A Multi-Brand Design System In Figma

-->

Apple's Risky Bet on CarPlay

-->

Mixed Reality: The Future of Automotive UX Prototyping

-->

How We Designed And Built An Infotainment System In Less Than Two Years

-->

The state of Android Automotive in 2024

-->

The Problem With Digital Instrument Clusters and How to Design a Better One

-->

A Guide to Prototyping Automotive Interfaces

-->

Adapting to Different Contexts: How Snapp OS is Redefining In-Car Infotainment

-->

The Role of Cognitive Load in Automotive UX Design

-->

In-Car Climate Control Design: How It Has Gone Backwards and How to Fix It

-->

How Apple and Google Are Taking Over the In-Car User Experience

-->

Guidelines for Designing an In-Car Voice Assistant

-->

Our Rapid Prototyping Process with Android Automotive

-->

Is Voice Interaction a Solution to Driver Distraction?

-->

Driving a Porsche Taycan for a Week, a UX review

-->

How Big Should Touch Areas in Car Interfaces Be?

-->

Swiping vs Tapping, What is Less Distracting to Drivers?

-->

Is Gesture Interaction a Valid Alternative To Touch Interaction in Cars?

-->

The Struggle to Find Out How Cars Manage Your Personal Data

-->

The eHMI: How Autonomous Cars Will Communicate With the Outside World

-->

The Rise of Touch Screens in Cars Explained

-->

Take-Over Moments: The Hardest Design Problem of Semi-Autonomous Cars

-->

Mercedes vs Lucid: Different Views on Luxury UI Design

-->

The Citro├źn Ami and the Future of Urban Transportation

-->

The State of UX Design of Chinese Car Brands

-->

The Process Behind the Touch Interaction Concept

-->

A New Concept for Usable Touch Interaction in Cars

-->

How Waymo Uses Design to Create Trust in Driverless Cars

-->

An in-depth look at the UX Design of the Porsche Taycan

-->

Bringing the Coolest Car of the Carrera Panamericana to Life

-->

Designing A New UX Concept to Reduce Driver Distraction

-->

Overcoming Automotive Overconsumption Through Design

-->

Why Car Companies Need More Interaction Designers

-->