University of Twente Student Theses


Virtual reality in concept-testing of crew rests

Lassche, Teun Jelle (2013) Virtual reality in concept-testing of crew rests.

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Abstract:This bachelor assignment is done as a project at the University of Twente for the company Driessen, Alkmaar (part of Zodiac Aerospace). Driessen develops products for airplanes, for example galleys and trolleys. The company designs mobile modules for flight attendants to rest during long flights, called a ‘crew rest’. Caused by the limited space in an aircraft the crew rest is a very claustrophobic place to stay. For this reason, the crew sometimes prefers to rest in a business class seat instead of the special designed crew rest. Driessen wants to improve the experience of the crew rest and to achieve that, they evaluate their current design and developed some redesigns. Before introducing the new systems to the market a test program has to be developed to measure the pleasant experience of the new designed crew rest. Driessen would like to know if and how virtual reality (VR) can be used for this concept-testing. The purpose of this report is to give Driessen an advice for the use of virtual reality in their business. Conclusions and recommendations There are many possibilities for using virtual reality in the company of Driessen. Virtual reality makes it a lot easier to experience different redesigns and VR also shows that Driessen is an innovative company. The result of this assignment can also be used for other products and purposes and so it is a basis for Driessen to take concrete steps in the use of virtual reality.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
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