With today’s food supply chain, consumers who live in metropolitan areas can not be able to get the freshest greens they want everyday. Main reason is the long transportation between urban city and traditional farms. Based on the research, l found that a new agriculture technology named vertical farming can solve these problems. Because of the main feature of this technique is efficient use of urban space, it can solved the scarcity of land problem. Secondly, the shorter growth cycle can meets the high demand of fresh greens in urban cities. Thirdly, vertical farming can cultivate vegetables which is free of pesticides and contains more nutrients and better taste, this can enhance people’s life quality. So l combined this technology and mobile devices to build a platform which can provide a new access to the freshest greens to people who live in metropolitan areas. The goal of this project is to create a new life style based on the support of vertical farming and experimental constructions in the heart of urban cities. From the design perspective, l focus on the efficient user experience and creative user interfaces.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Vertical gardening--Interactive multimedia--Design; Edible greens--Interactive multimedia--Design; Mobile apps--Design

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Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)


Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Mike Strobert

Advisor/Committee Member

Hye Jin Nae


RIT – Main Campus

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