Author

Xiaoxiao Pu

Abstract

Commercial flight and other fast transport ensure the operation of today's busy and fast-paced society. Air travel of today, under its mature market, still needs to improve its capacity to respond to emergency situations. A comfortable, safe and quiet place for those who are stuck in the airport due to an unexpected layover or weather delay should be one of the improvements of the airlines. The purpose of this thesis was to design a seating system to help transiting or layover passengers spend a night at the airport more comfortably and safely based on the existing seating system.

EZ fold store n snore is an advanced seating system based on the existing passenger seats set in front of every departure gate. Through transforming the seat structure, it can complete a shift from seat to bed and back to seat. The entire seating system contains a rotatable back wall, a rotatable chair arm, two connected pads that can unfold into a bed, and a fixed seat base. Passengers can have a full night's sleep or just a nap before they board a flight by using the EZ fold store n snore.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Folding chairs--Design and construction; Beds--Design and construction; Airports--Equipment and supplies--Design and construction

Publication Date

3-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)

Advisor

Stan Rickel

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at NK2715 .P8 2014

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Campus

RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes

IDDE-MFA

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