My name is Kasper, and I am studying for my master’s degree at the IT University of Copenhagen (digital design and communication). I am currently working on a design project, where I am designing an interactive artifact with the purpose of supporting urban gardening (ideally the artifact would enable people to interact with the plant (talk to it/touch it) and it would “tell” you what it needed to grow even better) . The project’s framing is as follows; I must design an interactive artifact, that supports people living in an urban environment in a society, where electrical energy is extremely expensive.
In such a society, groceries would also be very expensive due to production costs, and it is therefore reasonable to assume, that people would start growing their own crops.
Naturally you guys in here have insights about windowfarming (the joys and difficulties connected to the activity). Down below is a couple of questions, that I would be very grateful if you could find the time to answer and post in a comment.
1/Why do you window farm?
2/What makes a good windowfarmer?
3/What is the best about windowfarming?
4/What is the most frustrating and problematic about windowfarming?
5/What could make your farming experience even better?
6/Name some aspect that are vital for successful windowfarming?
7/How do you choose crops to grow?
8/Where do you seek information to become a better windowfarmer?
Thank you for your time