[The BMW 530i is] a car that’s supposed to represent the future of “state-of-the-art” car technology, but instead of feeling indispensable, most of its tech proved to be confusing, hidden in menus, or dysfunctional.
They might not be fancy, but sometimes buttons and knobs are the best solution to a problem.
The next statement in the review is really stupid though:
After four days of driving, it seems that BMW has misplaced its focus on design rather than functionality.
I’ll just let Don Norman deal with this one:
Stupid quote of week “I would rather take a good design than a good function” (WS Journal 16.09.2016 p. M8). Good design IS good function!
— Don Norman (@jnd1er) September 17, 2016