Growing food in the city: A study across interaction design and urban agriculture

Lyle, Peter J. (2015) Growing food in the city: A study across interaction design and urban agriculture. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


The thesis offers the foundation of a design pattern language for urban gardening, as well as a prototype mobile storytelling platform through which urban gardeners can share gardening experiences. This study examined three urban agriculture communities – a city farm, a permaculture movement, and residential gardeners – in order to better understand some of the challenges in their food growing practices.

The city is increasingly being rediscovered by gardeners, food activists, and local governments as an under-utilised opportunity space for land cultivation and local food production, and the findings of this research were analysed with a view to consider interactive technology and design interventions in response.

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ID Code: 84902
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Foth, Marcus & Choi, Jaz
Keywords: urban agriculture, interaction design, human-computer interaction, design pattern, gardening, city farm, permaculture, pattern language, communicative ecology, food
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2015 07:28
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 00:43

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