Abstract

This paper discusses a research and design project initiative undertaken in partnership with a Government agency, a manufacturing company and academia. The partnership known as a - Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is part of a Government initiative to help individual small to medium size businesses and industries, to develop and incorporate aspects of business activity outside the scope, knowledge and experience of the participating company. The partnership enabling the participating company to expand their ability to address new marketing challenges and to achieve greater market penetration. The participating company corporate objective in this KTP was to increase new product activity both in the UK and overseas markets. To be able to achieve this objective the company needed to address the research, design, and development requirements for new advanced passenger train interiors. Therefore, one of the key initial KTP objectives was to set up and embed an in-house research design capability that would enable the company to develop appropriate design strategies and methodologies for undertaking various design projects. This has now been established and an initial research, design and development project put in place. The following presentation discusses through the ongoing project, titled – “The research, design and development of creative, innovative advanced passenger train interiors for the year 2020 and beyond” The research and design methodologies being used. Initial exploratory research and new creative innovative design concepts generation. The relationship with, and feedback from passenger carriage manufacturers. How the feedback is influencing the ongoing research, design and development of design concepts.

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Research Relating to New Passenger Train Interiors for 2020 and beyond, in Partnership with Government, Industry and Academia

This paper discusses a research and design project initiative undertaken in partnership with a Government agency, a manufacturing company and academia. The partnership known as a - Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is part of a Government initiative to help individual small to medium size businesses and industries, to develop and incorporate aspects of business activity outside the scope, knowledge and experience of the participating company. The partnership enabling the participating company to expand their ability to address new marketing challenges and to achieve greater market penetration. The participating company corporate objective in this KTP was to increase new product activity both in the UK and overseas markets. To be able to achieve this objective the company needed to address the research, design, and development requirements for new advanced passenger train interiors. Therefore, one of the key initial KTP objectives was to set up and embed an in-house research design capability that would enable the company to develop appropriate design strategies and methodologies for undertaking various design projects. This has now been established and an initial research, design and development project put in place. The following presentation discusses through the ongoing project, titled – “The research, design and development of creative, innovative advanced passenger train interiors for the year 2020 and beyond” The research and design methodologies being used. Initial exploratory research and new creative innovative design concepts generation. The relationship with, and feedback from passenger carriage manufacturers. How the feedback is influencing the ongoing research, design and development of design concepts.

 

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