Accommodation cabin is a living place for operators, and it should play a role in alleviating the fatigue and stress. This paper focuses on the problem of monotony and lack of emotional care in the design of accommodation, and develops a design system to meet the emotional needs of operators based on Kansei Engineering. First, the key design elements affecting emotional comfort are extracted and the virtual reality experimental platform is established. Second, the affective factors are extracted, constituting the semantic space. Third, the mapping relationship between affective factors and design elements is established. Finally, the design system of accommodation cabin based on the emotional needs is developed. The system can output and evaluate the design scheme through virtual reality technology, so it makes the design process more intuitive and efficient. It has a certain reference value for improving the comfort experience of operators and the design level of accommodation cabin.


Offshore platform is an important guarantee for territorial development and utilization of marine resources. As offshore platform is relatively special, it has particular structure that is different from buildings on land. It is made of steel and equipped with a lot of large equipment, so it is relatively closed. During offshore operation, operators need to work and life on offshore platforms for a long time. Monotonous working condition and long-term alienation from terrestrial landscape and relatives will have impact on their physical and mental health (Xu et al. 2013). According to the survey, about 13% of the workers who have worked on the platform for more than 10 years will have psychologic or behavioral abnormalities (Wu 2015). It has affected their normal life, and even increased the safety risk.

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