The Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL) has launched a multi-year research on the Future of Air Travel and passenger experience design. REAL Lab researchers Humbi Song, Zach Seibold, and Isa He, led by Principal Investigator Allen Sayegh, are focusing on describing and quantifying the effects of different architectural and physical elements on the passenger experience, and in analyzing the habits and rituals that people form to respond to these design decisions.
This research effort is part of the collaborative platform Laboratory for Design Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The Laboratory for Design Technologies (LDT) brings together a number of the school’s technology research units and a select group of industry advisors to engage in forward-thinking, imaginative research.
The Future of Air Travel is LDT’s inaugural project, launched in 2019 which aims to document, understand and respond to the complexities of contemporary aerial travel. Throughout 2020, the project has evolved in response to the industry disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.