Motorcycle Turn Signal Redesign
Course:
Interaction Design Studio
Time Frame:
1 Week
Spring 2012
Deliverables:
11x17 Poster Describing Problem and Solution
Skills Required:
Problem Identification
Print Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign

The topic for this assignment was to identify a common control and propose a redesign for it. My proposed redesign was for motorcycle turn signals. I intended to reduce or eliminate the common problem of forgetting to cancel a turn signal on motorcycles. Currently, it's easy to forget, because the indicator light is out of the rider's field of view and the auditory feedback is difficult to hear due to wind noise while riding.

With my redesign, when the signal is made, a mechanical bar extends from within the left handgrip. To cancel the turn signal, the rider simply squeezes the bar back into the handgrip.