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Lotus Firefly: The art of defeating gravity
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How many times have you been dreaming as a child that you run and after a few steps your body detaches off the ground and floats into the air? Most of the leisure activities we cultivate today have deep roots into humankind`s history and are still confined to land. The history of hovering has been inspired by the great comic books sci-fi stories and was illustrated through Star Wars flying vehicles, which have been later translated into jetpacks and hovering bikes. What if you would be stuck somewhere in the middle way between dream and reality? What if this vehicle would be at first available to you in a virtual platform, so that you could train to fly it, and when you would master the art or flying it, you could try the real experience?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 175 p.
Keyword [en]
vehicle, design, concept, Lotus, nature, insects, intuitive controls, animation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-72809OAI: diva2:628760
Subject / course
Degree Project, Transportation Design
Educational program
Master's Programme in Transportation Design
Available from: 2013-06-20 Created: 2013-06-12 Last updated: 2013-08-22Bibliographically approved

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