Design Strategies for a More Sustainable and Optimized Interaction

  • Cristina SalvadorEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1203)


This paper reports a study based on the review of literature and case study, which is part of a product design research about children’s furniture, including a high chair design project. The case study was developed with 10 models of evolutive high chairs, crossing information between research on design strategies for sustainability and other approaches to the selected models, namely a physical adaptability study, giving a more complete view of the application of these strategies for more sustainability in all phases of its life cycle, within the context of an optimized use of the object. The results revealed that two evolutive high chair models reflected the application of more design strategies for sustainability and also ranked higher in terms of physical adaptability. These approaches may represent good examples of design thinking and practice towards a more sustainable development, not overlooking the efficiency and optimization of the interaction with children’s furniture.


Design Children’s furniture Sustainability Human factors and ergonomics 



The author would like to thank the University of Lisbon and Lisbon’s School of Architecture for the PhD grant awarded to this research project and to CIAUD - Research Centre in Architecture, Urbanism and Design and FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal, for its financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIAUD, Lisbon’s School of ArchitectureUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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