The large capital investments of corporations, airlines, and other organizations in aerospace technology mean that it has to be impeccably designed and provide high performance. This means that designers, engineers, and others need to maintain a high level of excellence over years of project work which can be frustrating and exhausting. Indeed, the high pressure of the aerospace industry can wear down the resolve of aerospace professionals who are in the industry over a long period. However, there are ways to reignite energy and draw out the enthusiasm that got professionals into the industry in the first place. The best way for aerospace workers to stay consistent throughout their careers is to keep the end user of aerospace technology in mind during each project.
This seems like a simple concept, but many professionals are so caught up in the technical aspects of their jobs that they forget about the user of the product. One way to keep the end user in mind is for the professional to imagine themselves in the project they are working on. For example, an aerospace designer can think about their experiences aboard an airline jet or a charter plane.
Professionals can think about their perception of the airplane's performance, including engine noise and exterior design. As well, aerospace designers should think about the comforts of airplane seats and other consumer functions during the design phase. In a similar way, designers should speak with everyone they know about their experiences and desires for airplane travel. Professionals may find out from friends and family that they want more leg space in their airplanes. Other aerospace workers may discover that end users want ergonomically designed chairs to avoid back strain over long flights. This constant stream of suggestions and ideas allows design professionals a way of keeping their ideas fresh without spending excessive amounts of time on concepts.
On the whole, designers and engineers need to consider the right combination of form and function in each of their projects. Flight control panels in military and commercial cockpits need to have a simple design and durable parts for years of use. Passenger seats need to be visually appealing, comfortable, and space efficient. Aerospace technology like airplanes and satellites need to function perfectly to perform their jobs. However, these technologies need to be economical and reliable to keep clients happy and build a brand name. All of these considerations are important for aerospace designers.
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