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Passenger-centric factors influencing the experience of aircraft comfort (2017)
Journal Article
Patel, H., & D'Cruz, M. (2018). Passenger-centric factors influencing the experience of aircraft comfort. Transport Reviews, 38(2), doi:10.1080/01441647.2017.1307877. ISSN 0144-1647

Enhancing passenger comfort in an air cabin environment is uniquely challenging. Air travel offers a restrictive passenger experience in terms of available space and the ability to change one’s position or journey. The first step to designing experie... Read More

Distracting people from sources of discomfort in a simulated aircraft environment (2016)
Journal Article
Lewis, L., Harshada, P., Cobb, S., D'Cruz, M., Bues, M., Stefani, O., & Tredeaux, G. (in press). Distracting people from sources of discomfort in a simulated aircraft environment. WORK, 54(4), doi:10.3233/WOR-162356. ISSN 1051-9815

BACKGROUND: Comfort is an important factor in the acceptance of transport systems. In 2010 and 2011, the European Commission (EC) put forward its vision for air travel in the year 2050 which envisaged the use of in-flight virtual reality. This paper... Read More

Understanding the complex needs of automotive training at final assembly lines (2014)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., Lawson, G., D'Cruz, M., Arlt, F., Apold, J., Andersson, L., …Malmsköld, L. (2015). Understanding the complex needs of automotive training at final assembly lines. Applied Ergonomics, 46,Pt.A, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2014.07.014. ISSN 0003-6870

Automobile final assembly operators must be highly skilled to succeed in a low automation environment where multiple variants must be assembled in quick succession. This paper presents formal user studies conducted at OPEL and VOLVO Group to identify... Read More