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    Discussion in 'Industrial design' started by Pete, Sep 17, 2010.

    1. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Maybe we should have a "what annoyed today" thread?

      Take a look at this:

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      Introducing "The Skyrider" - a new class of seating BELOW economy...

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      The new saddle seat is being offered to budget airlines by an Italian company called Avioninterios.

      This 'seat' comes with 58cm (23in) of leg room compared to 76cm (30in) you get in a standard economy seat.

      These can also only be used on flights lasting less than 3 hours...

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      3 HOURS?!?! I'd be begging to be let out and walk after 15 minutes!

      Tray issues aside for the ... more ample people on the flight, i'm 6'4", and find that my legs are just a smidge longer than 30in which is annoying - especially when the woman in front with head phones on reclines her seat and forces my kneecaps to end up somewhere mid thigh... but i digress.

      These seats seem to be dependant on your legs being at an angle – the lady in the flowery shirt can’t be that tall – so if I sat there with my longer legs… wouldn’t my seat have to be higher?

      Hate hate hate!
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      A new dimension of misery for budget airline passengers! Did Ryanair go for these? I thought I heard something about that recently.
       
    4. Garf255

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    5. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Now THAT is something i could fly in!
       
    6. maniacal_engineer

      maniacal_engineer Well-Known Member

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      maybe something more like japanese capsule hotel rooms.
       
    7. Hardy

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      Hi

      The design of seats should not be made with a narrow spacing. I think the designers have not considered the space allowance factor. It is difficult to move into the seats.
       
    8. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      I can see why airlines would want them - more people on a plane = more money
      They'll sell the idea to passengers as less room = less money

      But what happened as designers to creating an experience?! ... Mind you, if i had my way we'd all be flying around the sky in titanic style early 20th century black tie steam powered airships! :)
       
    9. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Pete - that's exactly how it should be. I like your style.

      Cigar anyone?
       
    10. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Well as a global community of designers and engineers who can shape the world, we have the ability... No, the duty to make it happen! :)
       
    11. kenny82

      kenny82 Well-Known Member

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      More red velor on everything for me please :D :D

      Haha - i like how they wheel out fatty to check out the seats :D :D
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