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Title: Growing food in the city: design ideations for urban residential gardeners
Authors: Lyle, Peter
Hee-jeong Choi, Jaz
Foth, Marcus
Avram, Gabriela
De Cindio, Fiorella
Pipek, Volkmar
Keywords: food;gardening;interaction design;sustainable HCI;urban agriculture;urban informatics
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ACM Press, New York
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 89-97
Series/Report no.: C&T
Abstract: Urban agriculture refers to the production of food in urban and peri-urban spaces. It can contribute positively to health and food security of a city, while also reducing 'food miles.' It takes on many forms, from the large and organised community garden, to the small and discrete backyard or balcony. This study focuses on small-scale food production in the form of residential gardening for home or personal use. We explore opportunities to support people's engagement in urban agriculture via human-computer interaction design. This research presents the findings and HCI design insights from our study of residential gardeners in Brisbane, Australia. By exploring their understanding of gardening practice with a human-centred design approach, we present six key themes, highlighting opportunities and challenges relating to available time and space; the process of learning and experimentation; and the role of existing online platforms to support gardening practice. Finally we discuss the overarching theme of shared knowledge, and how HCI could improve community engagement and gardening practice.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/2768545.2768549
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/3189
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3460-0
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Long Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Limerick, Ireland
metadata.mci.conference.date: June, 27-30, 2015
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