Lead Session Chair:
Stephan Barth, Managing Director, ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research, Germany
Sean McCartan (1) F P Tim Thompson (1) Bob Verheijden (2) Julian Morgan (3)
(1) European Boat Design Innovation Group, Coventry, United Kingdom (2) Academy Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands Antilles (3) KPM-Marine, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Dr Sean McCartan holds the current position of Boat Design Course Tutor at Coventry University. His research area is Transfer of Innovation from other sectors to the marine industry, in the key areas of Design-Driven Innovation (DDI), advanced visualisation and Human Systems Integration( HSI). He leads the EBDIG (European Boat Design Innovation Group) network, which includes a number of leading European marine design consultancies and Universities. He is project co-ordinator for the Leonardo TOI project EBDIG-WFSV (Wind Farm Support Vessels), which aims to develop online training material for Naval Architects in: Marine Design; Human Factors; WFSV design; WFSV mothership design
Wfsv through life cost reduction by marine design of a modular interior
Marine Design is an holistic design process with a strong focus on the end users as well as stakeholders in the design process, based on the principles of Industrial Design. Effective Marine Design requires a multidisciplinary design team of Naval Architects, Industrial Designers, Human Factors specialists, environmental psychologists and interior designers. The start of the marine Design process involves developing personas and understanding the needs of the end user. The aim of Marine Design is to improve the aesthetics, human factors and functionality of a vessel or system, and its' marketability.
Although the process of design may be considered 'creative', many analytical processes also take place. Some of the processes that are commonly used are user research, benchmarking, sketching, human factors evaluation and CAD visualisation. Marine Design has a focus on technical concepts, products and processes, as the understanding of product life cycle is fundamental to the design for manufacture (DFM) of vessels or any other product in order for it to become a market leader.
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Marine Design has a focus on technical concepts, products and processes, as the understanding of product life cycle is fundamental to the design for manufacture (DFM) of vessels or any other product in order for it to become a market leader. Marine Design encompasses the engineering of objects, usefulness as well as usability, market placement, and other concerns such as seduction, psychology, desire, and the emotional attachment of the user to the object. This paper reports on a Marine Design approach to the development of a Wind Farm Support Vessel interior using a modular construction system.
The modular system was specifically developed to be fitted in hours, whereas, conventional fitting approaches currently take days. This design innovation facilitates adaptability, whereby the interior of a vessel can be changed to another use within a day, giving the operator vessel flexibility and extended operating life.
-The benefits of a Marine Design process in terms of Human Factors, design process and manufacturing costs
-The context of product life cycle and design for manufacture
-Innovative design workflow and use of technology in the design process