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Major upgrade of "OpenBridge Design Guideline" released


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 30 October 2020 218 -

Next generation maritime workplaces

"Open Bridge" is an open source platform enabling the development of cost effective, safe and efficient maritime workplace.

Kjetil Nordby is a Professor in Interaction Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and he is one of the heads of OpenBridge.
He says: "Over 300 maritime companies has registered to access OpenBridge since we launched 6 months ago. We would like to thank you all for tremendous support and enthusiasm. As always, we appreciate any feedback and contributions that may help us improve the open source design system."
Kjetil Nordby - Professor in Interaction Design
Kjetil Nordby - Professor in Interaction Design
Kjetil Nordby - Professor in Interaction Design
Kjetil Nordby - Professor in Interaction Design
Current bridges on ships are often made up of a large number of systems delivered by multiple suppliers. This has led to cluttered workplaces resulting in human error, inefficient operation and an increased need for training. The lack of standardized integration frameworks also lead to high development costs and low innovation speed, since suppliers must develop and maintain many system variations aimed at individual suppliers or ship vendors.

OpenBridge will solve these problems by creating a maritime design system adapted to maritime use situations, modern design principles, new implementation strategies and regulations. Since current challenges in maritime workplaces span both design and technical implementation, OpenBridge will support both user interface design and technology integration.
OpenBridge Example
OpenBridge Example
OpenBridge Example
OpenBridge Example
OpenBridge is developed to support all maritime workplaces on ships and also land-based workplaces for maritime operations.

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Professor Kjetil Nordby Norway
on 6 November 2020, 07:55 UTC

Thanks for the kinds words. We are collaborating with the Norwegian Coastal Administration in the project for feedback. We try to involve as much users as we can so that we gradually make the system better. I will also encourage everybody to post comments and requests in the feedback forms on guideline web page. Since we are creating a free and open system, we are dependent on contributions from an engaged community.
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River Pilot Kris De Decker DAB Loodswezen, Belgium
on 6 November 2020, 07:36 UTC

Great initiative, let's get this in the hands of maritime pilots so that expert feedback can be collected.
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