The last week has been about wrapping up all my thoughts and ideas onto paper, and I have now finally started making some solid concepts.
Today the building of the motion rig has started, and all the metal works are done. The wood doesn`t take much time, and by the end of the day I hope the rig can be put together for the first time.
How to test out stability and balance without testing on a ship?
Designing for a world that never stands still where both bumps and shocks is normal, is both challenging and inspiring.
We came up with the idea of creating a motion rig, so testing and prototyping on a base in artificial motion can be done. This will help us experience and quickly test out prototypes and hypotheses related to motion.
“Ergonomics is about ‘fit’: the fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use and the environments they work, travel and play in.”
A ship bridge can be “ergonomics heaven” for some, but it can also be “ergonomics hell”. It can be a floating prison for some people, and for others it can be the best place on earth. It is peoples workplace and for some it`s the place they spend most of their time alive.
To better understand how we as designers can create the best possible workplace, I have looked at which factors that plays into account when talking about human factors or ergonomics.