HCI for city farms : design challenges & opportunities

Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2013) HCI for city farms : design challenges & opportunities. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 109-116.

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Urban agriculture plays an important role in many facets of food security, health and sustainability. The city farm is one such manifestation of urban agriculture: it functions as a location centric social hub that supplies food, education, and opportunities for strengthening the diverse sociocultural fabrics of the local community. This paper presents the case of Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane, Australia as an opportunity space for design. The paper iden-tifies four areas that present key challenges and opportunities for HCI design that support social sustainability of the city farm: A preference for face-to-face contact leads to inconsistencies in shared knowledge; a dependence on volun-teers and very limited resources necessitates easily accessible interventions; other local urban agricultural activity needing greater visibility; and the vulner-ability of the physical location to natural phenomenon, in this instance flooding, present a design challenge and a need to consider disaster management.

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ID Code: 60230
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013. 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part IV.
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Keywords: Urban Agriculture, City Farm, Design, Sustainability, Urban Informatics
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_7
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Deposited On: 13 Jun 2013 00:26
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 20:02

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