Boris Kozelev

Boris Kozelev

Germany UI Designer Joined about 3 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 13 comments
  • 26 upvotes
  • Posted to So I just spent 80 hours redesigning Tesla's Supercharging UX… in a comic book format, Sep 23, 2019

    Hi Dan,

    I really like your idea and how it’s presented. I can imagine there is some sort of self-marketing behind this as well ;) Anyway, really nice concept which shows that current Tesla user experience still has some room for improvement.

    I'm not owning a Tesla but I have some experience in creating UX for automotive industry. So here some comments from my side:

    I’m not familiar with Tesla touch-screen interaction model but I can imagine that hiding critical settings like „Advanced Options“ to scrollable panel is not a good idea, especially in automotive interface. It might be good for long lists like address book entries but it’s very unhandy for important options. Since we are in charging context all options associated with this process should be visible at one glance. And I believe there are plenty of use cases where people would like to have everything on one spot. Imagine, you want to schedule charging for the middle of the night when electricity is cheaper. Then you need to scroll down every time for this setup.

    If you think some technical terms are too confusing for average users then just make those options more explicit by wording or visually instead of hiding everything away from main screen. Otherwise people will just overlook it.

    advanced options screen

    It’s really great idea to emphasize value over cost. But to be honest I’m not sure that highlighting savings is so relevant for the majority of Tesla owners ;) I believe if you buy such luxurious car the last thing you think about is cost savings. There is no real need to try to promote this idea when you allready own this car.

    But rewarding your customers for charging from renewable energy sources could be a great idea!

    I might be wrong but Advanced Options layout looks very desolate to me. There is a huge gap on the right hand. I believe there are better ways to present this information ;)

    advanced options empty space

    The new "Savings" section looks really nice but I was not able to spot the menu button right away…You also made Stop Charging button less important by changing its style to outline. You should also take care of putting navigation buttons and critical actions in one line. Personally I think it could be a nice to have add-on for your mobile device. Or you can display this information while charging process. But I'm a bit sceptical if most people will take care of this information at all.

    The „fully charged“ confirmation is really nicely designed. Do you think it is something you would like to see just after getting into your car? I believe the next thing most people want to do is just drive. In this case this message acts as disruption without any crucial function. Why not just drop a message on your mobile phone that your car is fully charged? I can imagine most drivers don't wait inside the car until fully charged.

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  • Posted to Great storytelling web experience by Thorne: The frontier Within, Jul 17, 2019

    More background info how this was done: https://medium.com/active-theory/thorne-the-frontier-within-7c97f8a49719

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  • Posted to I made a tool to customise & generate common SVG icons, Feb 21, 2019

    Phantastic tool! Would be nice to have import feature for custom icons... I would also like to contribute some icons :)

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  • Posted to Science Gallery — Fake, Jun 19, 2018

    Interesting content but this colors made my eyes bleed... so I switched the background color to #fff ;) Also the performance on MacBook is terrible.

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  • Posted to What was your first design tool? This one was mine., Jun 11, 2018

    I experimented with MS Paint and Netscape Composer as a kid then discovered Macromedia Fireworks 4 at the beginning of my professional career Fireworks 4 This was most advanced web design tool at that time. Unfortunately Adobe let it die, but lots of its features passed to Photoshop and later to Sketch.

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  • Posted to Protowire - adds prototyping to Sketch, is now available, Feb 21, 2018

    This plugin is awesome! I will definitely give it a try for my next project... Keep it up!

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  • Posted to What Monitor do You Use ?, Apr 26, 2017

    macbook pro 15" retina. But I will probably buy an additional 5K monitor like Dell UltraSharp 27"

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  • Posted to Open Sketch files without Sketch, Apr 26, 2017

    Excellent tool especially if you want to convert a Sketch file to PSD. It even preserves paths, effects and masks. That's really nice! It would be awesome if it could export Sketch files as well.

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