UBC presented three papers at the Systems Engineering in Ship & Offshore Design conference
The UBC project got three papers accepted for RINA’s Systems Engineering in Ship & Offshore Design in London 28 – 29 March 2012. Birger Sevaldson, Kjetil Nordby, Sashi Komandur and Sigrun Lurås presented the papers which were well received.
Birger Sevaldson presented the paper ‘Systems Oriented Design in Maritime Design’, in which he introduced Systems Oriented Design and gave an overview of AHO’s experience in applying the approach in maritime design projects. Sigrun Lurås followed up presenting her paper ‘A different systems approach to designing for sensemaking on the vessel bridge’. In this paper she gives a comparison of Systems Oriented Design and Systems Engineering and introduces some initial thoughts on how Systems Oriented Design will be applied in her PhD project. Kjetil Nordby and Sashi Komandur were the last to present from the UBC project. In their paper ‘Using online image sharing of ship bridges in maritime research and development’ they describe how social media could be used to share images from field studies to ship bridges. Sharing such images within a design team may prove valuable for facilitating discussions at the concept stage of a design project. The presentations were well received and resulted in some interesting discussions at the conference.
The following papers were accepted and presented at the conference:
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.
Systems Engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, and then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, cost and schedule, performance, training and support, test, manufacturing, and disposal. SE considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs. (Definition from the International Council on Systems Engineering INCOSE)