Proxemics

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by glomano, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. glomano
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    glomano Junior Member

    Anyone know some studies relative proxemics in yacht design.
    Thanks Lorenzo
     
  2. tom28571
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    tom28571 Senior Member

    Don't know of any studies but my experience is that small boats are cramped and large boats are less cramped, compared to houses.
     
  3. kach22i
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    kach22i Architect

    Interesting differences in the two words below.


    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/proxemics


    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ergonomics
    I think proxemics takes into consideration the cultural differences. Americans are going to want a lot more personal space.

    Example; Low ceilings over time will drive you a little crazy, even standard eight foot high ceiling is too low for extended peroids of time. Lighting, natural lighting is a huge factor not to be underestimated. You might find information through a large skylight maker for that last one. As an Architect (land lover type) there is a lot to this topic, some of the best information out there may be in the architecture section not the psychology section.
     
  4. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    It's a good way to test a marriage!
     
  5. Vega
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    Vega Senior Member

    Proxemics means: "The study of the cultural, behavioral, and sociological aspects of spatial distances between individuals"

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/proxemics

    Can you give us a clue of what is exacly what you want to discuss?
     

  6. kach22i
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    kach22i Architect

    I'm not sure what happened to the guy, but I'd have to say that there is a difference between loading up as many people as you can on a boat till it sinks, and loading up just enough people for a good party where you can actually bump into a bikini clad babe and still claim it was an accident.:D
     
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