Don’t Intrude On My Personal Zone

We all have it, what people call the “personal space” or “zone” – the area around us that if impeded on makes us uncomfortable. The Eclipse Office Partitioning System was developed to address the issue of privacy and lack there-of in open plan designs seen in workplaces today. Cubicles don’t exactly illicit hard work so Designer Marcus Curran wanted to create something for the not too distant future. A partitioning system that not only looks good but defines and protects our “personal space”.

The system includes a desk, task chair, expandable hood, integrated speakers, and power all set on casters for true mobility. It makes me think of rollie pollies and I have yet to decide if that’s a good or bad thing. Could you work in something like this?

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3 thoughts on “Don’t Intrude On My Personal Zone

  1. That would be a ‘most definitelly’ NO!! Perhaps for the meek and mild, but personal space is defined by who we are, individually, and the parameters we set through our body language, facial expressions, and just good old fashion needs statements….’you’re in my space, I need you to back up’ typically works. For others, a two by four.

  2. Eh, I hear you but the implication in design was to address the physical needs for space and privacy – not the intangible or personal inferences.

    If you are in a cubical farm and someone is RIGHT across from you and stares at you -“you’re in my space, I need you to back up” don’t work.

    This design also shows a few other things:

    1. employers are not encouraging a collaborative work environment based on the “human” factors

    2. humans are more and more moving to an isolated environment further connected by digital mediums

    No matter how you look at this – its all sad.

  3. Point taken, but I disagree. Proximity still allows latitude in interpretation. Your example implies interpretation not physical need. There are those times when privacy is critical, and/or noise impacts, but those factors differ from personal space.

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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