What are you looking at? Visual attention during the co-created cellar door experience: Customer and staff perspectives from Australian experiences

Genevieve d'Ament, Anthony Saliba, Tahmid Nayeem

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Abstract

PurposeThe prevalence of visually splendid multi-million-dollar cellar doors (CDs) builds an assumption that bricks and mortar create the co-created cellar door experience (CDE). This study aims to determine what attracts the visual attention of staff and customers during a CDE at three visual designs of CD: lively, stylised and simple.Design/methodology/approachA total of 23 customers and five staff consented to record their CDEs using TobiiPro2 glasses with 35 recordings providing 993 min for analysis with Tobii Pro Lab. Twenty-five areas of interest were used to calculate fixation and visit metrics.FindingsThe most attended elements of a co-created CDE were staff and faces. Attention is less influenced by the design of CD, whereas staff significantly influence attention.Research limitations/implicationsThe findings are valuable to the industry as they highlight the importance of human resources to a winery business, an increasingly casualised workforce. Future research could focus on staffing needs, including training and performance during experience delivery, with the expectation of increasing profitability.Originality/valueTo the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to analyse objective recordings of staff and customer visual attention during their experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-255
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Wine Business Research
Volume35
Issue number2
Early online date22 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2023

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