How Big Data Affects the Design of Urban Furniture: An Approach from the Perspective of Industrial Design

  • Selim Hikmet ŞahinEmail author
  • Füsun Curaoğlu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 879)


Urban designs and sciences are always in contact with the industrial design with urban furniture being an embodiment of this relation. Due to the changing dynamics of design and technology, there is an invisible relation shift between those disciplines. Industrial design is expanding to interaction, interface and service design, and urban design changing as the management of data created by the city. As a result, two areas are crossing again as data-generating city and data-processing industrial design and at the middle of that: the new urban furniture.

Observing and estimating tendencies on that re-formation and dissolution, require research on progresses of both urban and product design disciplines. This paper shall describe an approach to the relation of information systems and industrial design through urban furniture.


Urban design Industrial design Interaction design Information systems Urban furniture Interdisciplinarity Traffic lights 



This work was funded by the Commission of Anadolu University Scientific Research Projects (Project no. 1709F518).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ScienceAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Architecture and DesignAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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