Shipboard habitability designers differ from shipboard personnel in their perception, interpretation, and evaluation of the shipboard physical environment. This paper compares certain of the environmental dispositions of naval architects with similar dispositions of the ship user. Conclusions drawn from preliminary research conducted by the authors are presented and subsequently used to argue that the U.S. Navy should incorporate some form of user participation in the shipboard habitability design process. This is followed by a brief discussion of shipboard participation methods which have been explored by the authors and their resultant suggestions and recommendations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Technical Symposium (13th) Association of Scientists and Engineers of the Naval Air and Sea Systems Commands, 12 Mar 75, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Engineering Center

    3700 East-West Highway
    Hyattsville, MD  United States  20782
  • Authors:
    • Lancaster, J C
    • Etzel, F M
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM