The future of seafaring: designing an on-board user-interface to predict engine faults on marine vessels, lowering fuel costs and emissions

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Abstract

This paper describes a collaboration between a communication designer and data scientists and engineers at the University of Portsmouth, to work with a consortium of companies in the marine industry around the Solent in South East England. The change affected here was economic and environmental: to add value to marine engineering services in order to retain market competitiveness, to comply with international standards to reduce fuel consumption and emission through innovation, and also to provide a better user experience through design.
In particular, the design research for a user interface on board the ship to assist non-experts in monitoring engineering data will be described. The design visualises sensor data taken from various engine components by utilising body schema like movement and rotation. Theoretically, this design approach draws on phenomenology, embodied cognition and metaphor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Research for Change
Subtitle of host publicationSymposium Papers Presented at the Design Museum 11-12 December 2019
EditorsPaul A. Rodgers
PublisherUniversity of Lancaster
Chapter7
Pages129-148
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781862203693
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2019
EventDesign Research for Change 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Conference

ConferenceDesign Research for Change 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period11/12/1912/12/19

Keywords

  • data visualization
  • marine engineering
  • design
  • Interface design
  • marine industries
  • designing change
  • metaphor
  • Embodiment
  • Image Schemata
  • intelligent data
  • sensor data

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