Vehicle Seat Comfort and Design
IDE Design Master Class for Professionals
In this Master Class, professional designers, engineers and architects will be brought up to date on: (1) the latest knowledge on comfort seat experience, (2) basic seat comfort requirements, (3) translating knowledge on comfort into seat features, (4) measuring comfort and discomfort, (5) stimulating movement in seats, and (6) seats for autonomous driving.
You will learn and experience how comfort and light weight can be achieved by changing the physical environment and products. The theory is supported by applied case examples, for example the effects of BMW car-interiors on end users. You can create your own programme from a number of small group workshops:
- using pressure mats and interpreting the results
- performing 3d-scanning of human bodies
- constructing your own questionnaires from existing comfort/discomfort questionnaires
- recording human sensitivity and translate it into seat requirement
- the most recent anthropometric data and stimulating variation of posture in the seat
After participating in this Master Class, you will:
- understand the principles of experiencing comfort and discomfort;
- understand the effects on the human of seat characteristics;
- apply the knowledge to designing seats for future autonomous driving electric vehicles;
- be able to execute the principles in seat design;
- be able to perform measurements to increase seat comfort.
- Comfort and discomfort;
- Vehicle seat comfort and design;
- Applying theory to seat design.
Location - labs of the faculty Industrial Design Engineering
|13:30||Choose two of the following workshops: |
(1) using pressure mats and interpreting results, (2) performing 3d-scanning of human bodies and translating this to seat design, (3) constructing your own questionnaires using existing comfort and discomfort questionnaires, (4) studying sensitivity of the human body, (5) the most recent anthropometric data, human movement and seat design consequences.
|15:00||Labtour and break|
Choose two of the following workshops:
|17:30||End of day 1|
Location - TU Delft Boeing 737
|9:30||Introducing each other and introducing comfort theory and comfortable products|
|10:00||The latest theory on seat design |
Seat and back rest angle, softness, seat features, storage of personal belongings, back rest and seat pan curve, adjustability, stimulating movement and variation in posture, emotion and anthropometrics etc.
|11:00||Practical Assignment |
Translating the theory into seat design
Create a seat model based on the theory and explain it to the others
At the Porceleyne Fles
|14:00||Choose a workshop on:|
(1) using pressure mats and interpreting the results, (2) performing 3d-scanning of human bodies; translating this to seat design, (3) constructing your own questionnaires using existing comfort and discomfort questionnaires, (4) studying sensitivity of the human body, (5) the most recent anthropometric data, human movement and seat design consequences.
In three groups, evaluate the dimensions of 2 seats and relate these to anthropometrics, based on comfort/discomfort seat questionnaires and on emotional and space perception research. After a short lecture on the theory, you work in small groups on the Boeing 737 at the campus of TU-Delft.
|16:30||Presentation of the outcomes|
|17:15||Examination and evaluation|
|18:00||End of day 2|
Books and Materials
All participants will receive a copy of the book ‘Vehicle Seat Comfort and Design’. All materials provided are included in the course fee.
Costs Master Class
|€ 850||for members of BNO, KIVI IO, Design Management Network, HumanFactorsNL|
|€ 750||for IDE alumni|
Courses are VAT-free
Lunch, drinks, material and a book on the topics are included
|€ 100||for each additional On-Site Master Class per organisation|