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Frequent flyers and flight crew often spend in excess of 20 hours per week in flight. This, along with the flight path they take and date, mean they are exposed to ionising radiation at higher/varying rates than the general population. But existing tools to check on radiation exposure are unwieldy and confusing to use, resulting in poor understanding and uptake. We propose an app to bridge this communication gap by both logging exposure easily, and expressing quantity and risk in easy to understand terms.
Initially we looked at the challenge in a more technical way- visualizing flight paths and radiation exposure, 3D representations, flight route optimization, solar storm warnings and the like. But we couldn't ignore the confusing mess of graphs in front of us! How is the average person going to quickly understand their level of risk from this?
We took a step back and decided to look at it from the perspective of the public, choosing the most regularly exposed groups- air crew and frequent flyers. Sure, we could make something that gives them a number, but so what? How are they going to understand that in relation to other sources of radiation they are exposed to, and what's the increase in risk?
We set up phone interviews with 5 senior flight crew (>30 years service), a frequent flier and a risk analyst in the airline industry.
Specifics regarding airline policy, flight crew awareness, processes regarding radiation dosage quotas etc were uncovered. The salient points:
For full documentation of our UX process, check out Moses' blog post:
And now we know who Marissa Musk is: