Automotive Habitat Laboratory Published


The first academic paper describing the new Automotive Habitat Laboratory has now been published and is downloadable from:

AutoHabLab is a large and ambitious project which is creating a technologically mediated co-design tool for motor industry professionals.

Key characteristics of the AutoHabLab include the ability to run “virtual workshops” with drivers and passengers on the road in real time, and a total focus on the events and scenarios which stimulate people’s emotional responses.

The ability to circumvent the difficulties of human long term memory which cloud and distort nearly all current design activities, and the ability to isolate the emotion stimulating characteristics of the vehicle and of the environment, render the AutoHabLab an exciting new way of co-designing with the public.