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Air travel for challenged young families

A plane seating system that takes into account the various needs of families with infants.

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

For work, health or other personal reasons, a family with one of more infants can find itself far from any close relative. Visiting them to introduce a newborn or having to consult health specialists abroad, for example, all require the sometimes painful experience of taking the plane. This proposition's objective is to remove some of the difficulties experience by those families

At what stage is your idea?

  • Back of the Napkin Sketch: I came up with this concept and would love support in making it come to life!

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Doing some basic prototyping test to understand the ergonomics of the most frequent infant caring actions (diaper changing, breastfeeding, sleeping, playing, etc.)

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

To push this project further towards realisation, I would need guidance about co-design methods and the input of someone with engineering and aircraft design skills.

Tell us about your work experience:

Right now, I am a senior industrial design student in Quebec, Canada. I am also working on the launch of socially and environmentally responsible clothing accessories.

This idea emerged from...

  • A student collaboration

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • no

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • no

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no

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