STEERING A SHIP - INVESTIGATING AFFECTIVE STATE AND WORKLOAD IN SHIP SIMULATIONS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Dybvik, Henrikke; Wulvik, Andreas; Steinert, Martin
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0459
We present an experiment investigating concepts of affective state and workload in a large ship manoeuvring context. It is run on a consumer ship simulator software where student participants (N=31) perform two ecologically valid scenarios: sailing on open sea and in a harbour. Results from surveys show highly significant changes in terms of both affect and workload between the scenarios. Thus, one should consider varying affects and workloads from users in varying contexts, consequently demanding new design paradigms for product development, such as dynamically adaptive interfaces.
Keywords: human behaviour, emotional engineering, engineering design, empirical studies, ocean space