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12 JANUARY 2013

Flightradar24.com: live air traffic tracker

"Flightradar24 is a flight tracking service that provides you with real–time info about thousands of aircraft around the world. ... [It] started as a hobby project in 2006 when two Swedish aviation geeks decided to build a network of ADS–B receivers in Northern and Central Europe. In 2009 we opened up the network, and made it possible for anyone with an ADS–B receiver to upload data to the network. Many parts of the world were quickly covered, but the quest to provide global ADS–B coverage is still ongoing. Hopefully with your support, we will get there."

(Flightradar24 AB, 2013)

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2006 • ADS-B • ADS-B data • ADS-B receivers • ADS-B transponder • aeroplaneair trafficaircraft • airspace • Android OS • aviation • datadata visualisation • FAA • Federal Aviation Administration • flight • flight tracking • flight tracking service • flight-path • Flightradar24 • graphic representationinformation cartographyiOS • Mac OS • mapmappingpassenger aircraftradarreal-timeservicetrafficvisuo-spatial structuring of information • Windows 8

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Simon Perkins
23 APRIL 2010

IDEO & Air New Zealand: rethinking the long-haul travel experience

"To prepare for the launch of its new Boeing 777–300 aircraft in November 2010, Air New Zealand scrutinized its current long–haul offering. The company asked IDEO to rethink the entire experience – from the cabin's layout and equipment, such as the seating in economy and business class, to the in–flight service and entertainment and even their customers' experience inside and beyond the terminal. ...

Together, Air New Zealand and IDEO revamped the airline's equipment, service, and technology strategy. Innovative seats will allow travelers one of two desired experiences: connection and socialization or solitude and retreat. Their reconfigurable design permits each passenger a level of interaction with (or privacy from) others that was previously reserved only for those in first class. In addition to best–in–class video and gaming, in–flight entertainment will allow travelers, Kiwi and foreigner alike, to share their experiences, photos and recommendations with each other, making plans and preserving memories for the life that follows disembarkation. The airline's service strategy, both onboard and on the ground, will shift to celebrate the people, rather than the landscape, of New Zealand – giving crew and passenger alike opportunities to interact and form meaningful connections. Policies and procedures were crafted to give travelers more control of their space, of their time, of meeting their demands and ultimately over having an enjoyable and memorable flight. Creating their own technology platform was essential to delivering on this promise of improved and individualized in–flight experiences at scale. IDEO worked with Air New Zealand to understand what they could do – build, buy, or partner – with a view towards near–term implementation.'"

(IDEO)

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2010 • Air New Zealand • aircraftairlineAotearoa New Zealand • best-in-class • Boeing • Boeing 777-300 • cabincase studycustomer experienceexperience designhigh-fidelity prototypehuman-centred designIDEO • in-flight • in-flight experience • long-haul • onboard • passengerprototype • reconfigurable design • seating • service and entertainment • socialisationtravellerUser-Centred Design (UCD)

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
20 NOVEMBER 2009

Sound Mirrors: dead-end technology

"Pioneered by the obsessive Dr W.S. Tucker of the Royal Engineers, the concrete sound mirrors were intended to provide early warning of incoming enemy aeroplanes and airships about to attack coastal towns.

But with the development of faster aircraft and the increasing racket from the holiday resort down the road, the effectiveness of the mirrors twindled as an aircraft would be within sight by the time it had been located. The last nail was finally driven into the coffin of this uniquely English folly by the evolution of radar systems, so by 1934 they had tragically became obsolete."

(David Barrington, 04.07.2006)

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19161930s1934 • acoustic mirrors • aeroplaneaircraft • airships • architectureconcretedead-end technology • early warning • engineeringEnglandenvironmentindustrial archaeologyindustrial designlistening earsmilitary complexmilitary hardwaremirrornational securityobsolescenceobsolete technologyradar • Royal Engineers • sound mirror • techno-scientifictechnologyUK • W.S. Tucker • World War IWW1

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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