What makes a space invader?: passenger perceptions of personal space invasion in aircraft travel

Lewis, Laura and Patel, Harshada and D’Cruz, Mirabelle and Cobb, Sue (2017) What makes a space invader?: passenger perceptions of personal space invasion in aircraft travel. Ergonomics . pp. 1-28. ISSN 1366-5847

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Abstract

The invasion of personal space is often a contributory factor to the experience of discomfort in aircraft passengers. This paper presents a questionnaire study which investigated how air travellers are affected by invasions of personal space and how they attempt to adapt to, or counter, these invasions. In support of recent findings on the factors influencing air passenger comfort, the results of this study indicate that the invasion of personal space is not only caused by physical factors (e.g. physical contact with humans or objects), but also other sensory factors such as noise, smells or unwanted eye contact. The findings of this study have implications for the design of shared spaces.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ergonomics on 31 March 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00140139.2017.1313456
Keywords: Proxemics, personal space, interpersonal distance, aviation, comfort
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1080/00140139.2017.1313456
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 22:59
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41852

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