Furniture Design as a Sensory Product Approach in Autism Therapy for Children


  • Nur Dinie Aliah Ishak College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA,, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Natrina Toyong College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA,, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zulkifli Romli College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA,, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ni Putu Laras Purnamasari Universitas PGRI Mahadewa Indonesia, Jl. Seroja No.57, Tonja, Kec. Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80235, Indonesia



Furniture Design, Product Design, Autism Therapy, Design Research


Autism Spectrum Problem (ASD) is a childhood communication and behavioral disorder. Even though ASD is a lifelong condition, medications and therapies can help autistic children with their symptoms and abilities to function. The research uncovers the viability of furniture design solution as an alternative sensory product that considers autistic children's outbursts as it relates to their surrounding and environment. The purpose of the study is to discover how sensory products can assist autistic children by analyzing the Three Levels of Design prescribed by Don Norman, focusing on the Visceral, Behavioral and Reflective elements that apply to the furniture design domain.


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How to Cite

Ishak, N. D. A., Toyong, N., Romli, Z., & Purnamasari, N. P. L. (2023). Furniture Design as a Sensory Product Approach in Autism Therapy for Children. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI16), 189–195.