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State-of-the-Art on Furniture Design: A Visual Review

Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST,volume 198)

Abstract

The furniture design is a crucial element to propose smarter houses. For that matter, the research and development of new furniture pieces depend on examining the design trends and the future tech that will make such objects real. By using the Visual Data Mining process, this paper aims to investigate the scientific production from 2013 to 2018, to understand the current design trends and the future tendency for furnishing. The systematic survey follows five phases: domain knowledge; pre-processing of data; pattern extraction; post-processing of data; and to use of knowledge. This search protocol provided three categories of analysis: (I) Production + Framework + Customization + Internet of things; (II) Algorithm + Shape Editing + Flexible Furniture + Modular Furniture; (III) Human-Centered Design + Smart Furniture. Each one of these categories resulted in different sections, with the subsequent visual analysis of furniture design trends. The 4th part studies the innovations of furniture production. Part 5 explores the relation of mathematics and design, mainly the use of algorithms to design flexible furniture. Section 6 reviews the use of smart furniture on mini-living houses, exclusively in Brazil. The conclusion provides an exam of furniture trends, regarding the Internet of Things, smart furniture and flexible furniture. The furniture design is an essential field for the study of human needs. The Data Mining Survey emphasizes the importance of design to enhance the life quality of consumers.

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  • Innovation
  • Furniture design
  • Data mining

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We want to share our appreciation to Universidade Federal do Amazonas PPGD technical staff for their practical assistance and FAPEAM, for partially funding this research project.

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de Medeiros, A.C.C., da Fonseca, R.P., Rocha, A.C.B. (2021). State-of-the-Art on Furniture Design: A Visual Review. In: Pereira, L., Carvalho, J., Krus, P., Klofsten, M., De Negri, V. (eds) Proceedings of IDEAS 2019. IDEAS 2018. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 198. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55374-6_10

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