Print Email Facebook Twitter Sailing innovation: Coach system design for use on a RIB Title Sailing innovation: Coach system design for use on a RIB Author Mulder, F.A. Contributor Moes, C.C.M. (mentor) Peck, D.P. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design Engineering Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2011-12-09 Abstract Main problem The results of the last three Olympic events showed that in the overall sailing medal rankings, the British sailing athletes win the most medals. Part of the success of the British can be explained by their constant thrive to innovate in equipment and training methods. Professionalization of the Dutch Sailing sport is needed to become one of the top sailing countries of the world. One important step in this professionalization process is innovation of sports equipment and training methods. Project goal The main goal of this graduation assignment was to develop a coaching system that contributes to the professionalization of the Dutch sailing sport. A coaching system should be developed which enables sailing coaches to receive, monitor, and process real-time performance data from sailing athletes. Project process A coaching system was developed by using a user centred design approach. The project is structured according to five main phases originated from the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) format: 1) Analysis, 2) Ideation, 3) Conceptualization, 4) Embodiment, and 5) Validation. 1) The analysis phase focused on studying the current training context to identify all important user needs. This phase was concluded with a design vision. 2) The ideation phase was used to develop product idea sketches based on three identified important coaching system aspects. This phase was concluded with a clear product direction for the conceptualization phase. 3) In the conceptualization phase the product direction was translated into three product concepts, which were evaluated using a Harris profile. This phase was concluded with a final concept proposal. 4) The embodiment phase focused on elaboration of the final concept. This phase was concluded with a final design which was used to fabricate a functional prototype. 5) The validation phase focused on validating the final design on the predefined criteria. In addition, recommendations for the implementation of the product were described. Deliverables The result of this project is a portable coaching system, which contributes to the professionalization of the Dutch sailing sport. The identified user needs from the primary target group, the professional sailing coaches, are implemented in the design of the coaching system. The concept was proved by validating the design in a user test on three identified criteria: 1) Enhance the perception of the coaches 2) Allowing communication of detailed video feedback 3) Product is portable and easy to install In addition, recommendations for further development are presented. Subject sailinguser-centred designinterface designtabletRIB To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f195460a-8162-4023-9a9d-a41635eb34ee Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2011 Mulder, F.A.