Design in Life Pt. 2: Mobility Workshop

By Remi
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Following my previous post about Design in Life, I’ll share my experience as a participant in  the mobility workshop that took place in the afternoon (along with the other ones: life, city and sustainability).

Dominique Levent and Georges Amar took us on a real journey through the mobility issues:

Georges started by defining mobility as something diametrically opposite to transport. Transport, he says, is  “lost time” while mobility is  “re-found time” in the way that people can do something (or not).

For example, if you take the smart phone, you realize you can get in touch with friends during your daily bus trip to your workplace. This is what Georges meant: “mobility is about going out and meeting people”.

So they went on and talked about the concept of “smart mobility” which is about giving people the ability or the knowledge so that they can manage their time. It can be a schedule, a map, a transport station, some information about your friends geographically close to you, etc.

My favorite example was definitely the Pedibus. It’s a crazy concept which works just like a bus… without the actual bus! There are defined stops and schedules, a specified way and a driver. But you walk! Crazy right? :-)

As long as it serves its users,  every invention is worth it. In the case of the Pedibus, one goal might have been to bond between passengers.

This example leads to the conclusion that mobility has to get mixed “physically and digitally with other fields’ ideas.

So of course we wanted to be part of the thing and, to get ideas, we all brainstormed to add new features, values and so on to the mobility experience.

Obviously it would be tough to describe every idea we had but let’s say that our core values are: human ties, networks (of energy, information, people, etc.) spirituality and pleasure, among others.

These were then drawn by some of the participants …

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So what do you think? Any mobility issue you’d tackle?

Cheers,

Rémi

2011 SCC Ends on a Flamenco Note!

By Tom
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As part of the conference organizing team, the long days and Barcelona nights are very tiring. But when I see that all of the attendees and conference sponsors really value our work, it makes all the hard-work worthwhile. Based on the immediate feedback that I received from the delegates, both those who have attended for many years as well as first-timers – the 2011 SIMULIA Customer Conference was a smashing success!

Wednesday night 400 SCC attendees and I embarked on the night’s entertainment with a short but energetic walk up to the conference banquet.

Our annual banquet took place at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) inside the National Palau of Montjuïc at the heart of Catalunya. The striking MNAC building is set on the side of a hill to the South of the city. The Palau and its grounds have so many spectacular views over Barcelona I needed an extra hand to count them all. We took the conference photo (above) overlooking the entire city. The museum had incredible acoustics

As I walked into the Oval Room inside, the Palau was lit up with more than one hundred individual lights to bring it to life during our dinner. It was absolutely breathtaking. To conclude the evening we were entertained by a fiery flamenco group which raised the roof and got a standing ovation from the crowd. I’ll certainly remember the evening for a long time to come.

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Here’s a little taste of the Flamenco performance:

Thursday the conference continued to provide strong content as we had another 25 customer presentations. One interesting paper was presented by Dana Coombs from Synthes on the Simulation of lubars spine biomechanics using Abaqus. In the Process Automation track, Thales Alenia Space Italia gave an overview of their analysis work using Isight to study and optimize the design for guidance navigation, control and aero thermal characterization of a space vehicle.

SIMULIA managers in our industry and product group presented two General Lectures that were attended by more than 300 delegates. The first lecture detailed the groundbreaking work university researchers and SIMULIA are doing with Realistic Human Simulation. Subham Sett, our Life Sciences Industry Lead, gave a compelling overview of the need to be able to simulate the human body and how it interacts with products, medical devices, and nature.

The final lecture of the conference demonstrated SIMULIA’s next generation Version6 simulation software which leverages collaboration technology from Dassault Systèmes and FEA and Multiphysics technology from the SIMULIA brand. Christina Feist, and Fabien Letailleur, and Paul Lalor gave a live demo that highlighted the impressive modeling, visualization, and collaboration tools that leverage underlying Abaqus FEA to perform realistic simulation.

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It’s an understatement to say the SCC Barcelona has been fantastic! Truly, the customer’s positive comments bring me more energy as I write this blog and the team packs up our gear all around me! Thanks to all my team members! And a big thank you to all customers that attended and presented. The conference could not be possible with the support of our partner sponsors. I have to give a shout out to our conference manager Christina Apostal, it was the first SCC she has managed and she has already booked the Rhode Island Convention center for our 2012 SCC.

I hope to see all of my old and new friends in Providence at the same time next year!

Adios Barcelona . . . Vamos a Providence!

Tom

eCar Design Challenge

By Jonathan
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Be Authentic…Do What’s Right…Simplicity…Mobility Services…New Usages…

Sustainable Mobility to address pending environmental, economical and social issues…

There is a new generation of car users, people who feel responsible for their environment. Citizens of all social categories, who strive for the right measures to be taken.

If this means something to you and your passionate about being part of the solution then the eCar Design Challenge is where you can express yourself!

Dassault Systèmes, in collaboration with 40 Fires, is hosting this international design challenge for professionals, students and design enthusiasts.

The car will transport 2 passengers and their luggage with ease. It will have a carbon fibre monocoque. The vehicle will be powered by H2 fuel cell technology, driven by 4 hub motors, one in each wheel. This innovative technology will allow a completely new design layout and therefore a fresh approach to the architecture of the vehicle. For recycling reasons the car body will be finished in raw carbon. New usages & services need to be invented together with a holistic company-philosophy that will seriously address the pending environmental, economical and social issues. Aerodynamics will play a key role in the vehicle design and therefore the car’s frontal footprint must be taken into account.  The vehicle should be aesthetically advanced without being shocking.

Awards: The winning designer will come with DS to the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and present to professionals and the public

The Jury:

3 phases:

  • Sketch It (13th June to 17th July) – post your 2D sketches (3 exterior views + 2 interior views)
  • Model It (18th July to 28th August) – the 5 finalists chosen by the community and the jury will be supported by DS to model their designs in 3D
  • Experience It (29th August to 9th September) – the winning design will be integrated into a 3D virtual experience illustrating the new usages and services

Registration and submission details can be found on the eCar Design Challenge community, just follow the video below to logon and get access:

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Good luck and have fun!

Yours sustainably,

Jonathan



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