USER/SAILOR Participation in the Shipboard Habitability Design Process
NAVAL SHIP ENGINEERING CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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Shipboard habitability designers differ from shipboard personnel in their perception, interpretation, and evaluation of the shipboard physical environment. This paper compares certain of the environmental dispositions of naval architects with similar dispositions of the ship user. Conclusions drawn from preliminary research conducted by the authors are presented and subsequently used to argue that the U.S. Navy should incorporate some form of user participation in the shipboard habitability design process. This is followed by a brief discussion of shipboard participation methods which have been explored by the authors and their resultant suggestions and recommendations.
- Marine Engineering