Research Projects

UBC

Ulstein Bridge Concept

 

ocean mistral

 

This research project is financed by the owner Ulstein Power and Control, (Ulstein Group), the partner Kwant Controls and 50% by the Norwegian Research Council.

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design is the main institutional partner. The University College of Ålesund is also partner in the rpoject.

The project has a four year life span and finances also a PhD, Sigrun Lurås.

A successful design pilot financed by the Norwegian Design Council prepared the ground for a full R&D application to the MAROFF program of the Norwegian Research Council. The project started in April 2011. In UBC we are focussing on vessels for complex offshore operations, like supply vessels, anchor handling vessels and ships for sub sea operations. These ships have in common that they have special needs for operation and the bridge hence is more complex than in other types of ships.

Systems Oriented Design is the main theoretical framework for addressing the super complexity involving the design of such control centers. This involves bringing together many technological systems on board, integrating products fromm a larg enumber of sub contractors, addapting to complex production processes, looking into safety regulations and ship class definitions etc.

But most central is the user centered approach where information design and the desing of input systems is crucial for user confort and experience but ultimately most important to increase safe operation.

The project also initiated the built up of the Maritime Design Lab at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

 

Publications in the project relevant to S.O.D.

Lurås, S. A different Systems Approach to Designing for Sensemaking on the Vessel Bridge. in Systems Engineering in Ship and Offshore Design Conference. 2012. London: Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

Sevaldson B., Paulsen A., Stokke M., Magnus K., Strømsnes J. Systems Oriented Design in Maritime Design. In Systems Engineering in Ship and Offshore Design Conference. 2012. London: Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

For full publication list in the project go to the project site.

 

The main staff in the UBC project at AHO is:

Dr. Kjetil Nordby, Project Leader, Director of the Maritime Design Lab

Sigurd Winningstad, Designer

Sigrun Lurås, PhD candidate

Prof dr. Birger Sevaldson,

Here is the project website >>>>>