Industrial design: from idea to reality to consumer
If you want to know where tomorrow’s automotive interiors will originate, visit one of our nine global design studios.Here more than 120 people combine and apply competencies in industrial design that are second to none among automotive suppliers. These strengths complement work being done by automakers but they also go beyond it, allowing us to introduce exciting new ideas and ingenious concepts of our own.
At Johnson Controls, all innovation is embedded in vehicle feasibility, usability, ergonomic, aesthetic and manufacturing considerations. It aims to identify and create new products and materials. It remains focused on consumer needs, and is backed by extensive market, trend, and consumer research.
- Research (trend, consumer)
- Product feasibility
- Concept development
- Color & material design
- Craftsmanship analyses, target setting, review
- Brand identity analyses
- Human Machine Interaction design
- 3D modeling (physical, virtual)
- Rapid prototyping
- Surface development
A new look for the human/vehicle interface
As people spend more time in their vehicles, we spend more time on finding ways to help them manage functions that could otherwise be difficult to operate.Johnson Controls integrates the latest findings in the area of cognitive ergonomics into the product-development process. This way, our Human Factors Group can partner with our internal design teams early in the development process to build easy-to-use control elements that are simpler for consumers to understand and operate.
In addition, our usability studies help engineers identify and address sensory, cognitive, and physical attributes early on. Therefore products can reach the market sooner, at a lower cost, and without needing to be re-worked or re-developed.
The Human Factors Lab:
- Applies user principles to concepts and prototypes to provide design teams early feedback
- Estimates levels of driver safety, comfort, and enjoyment
- Coaches product design teams on product attributes and features which can influence driving performance and physical or mental well being
As demonstrated throughout our new demonstrator ie:3, Inspired Efficiency moves beyond current knowledge and expectations to explore intriguing new possibilities.
We operate several development centers around the world with dedicated space to develop state-of-the-art product technologies.
Johnson Controls stands for innovation, integration and sustainability. Over the years we have received many awards for our dedication.