The design brief will require you and your team to develop a new design based on the current Icarus Marine14m patrol boat platform using automotive design language to develop exterior styling and your knowledge of automotive interiors to refine the layout and user experience of the interior.
A key objective of this project is to enable Icarus Marine to compete with other design consultancies in the sector, key competitor designs are reviewed in the detailed brief. The boat should have a forward cabin, with small galley, toilet/shower and double bunks for 4 crew. The main cabin should have seating for 4 crew and 8-10 passengers, as an option it could have a half fly-bridge.
Exterior and interior design of patrol boat developed through an engagement in the Marine Design process.
Designed to address the user context for a patrol boat operating in West Africa. The boat should have a forward cabin, with small galley, toilet/shower and double bunks for 4 crew. The main cabin should have seating for 4 crew and 8-10 passengers, as an option it could have a half fly-bridge.
Interact, engage and collaborate with professional designers from the defence sector that they would have not otherwise have the chance to work with.
Share understanding of one another’s societies, ways of living, and perspectives to develop valuable intercultural skills and mutual understanding of the constructs of luxury within the design process.
Observe, listen and learn about differences in communication style, non-verbal cues and body language; increasing their intercultural communication capacity for understanding and managing interactions in diverse, complex and novel scenarios relating to New Product Development (NPD) and the implementation of a Design-Driven Innovation (DDI) framework.
Experience, interact and gain insight into cultural differences in human relationships, behaviour and communication that are relevant to the design discipline; enhancing their ability to effectively manage and appropriately respond to diverse opinions, beliefs and values that might be different to their own.
Develop digital skills that are key to life in the 21st Century, especially those that will enable them to participate in team-work involving networks of geographically-dispersed professionals. Through the use of Facebook and Skype.
Forum-posts to Facebook to communicate and critically review design research and design concept development through peer review and dialogue with design professionals.