Attitudes Towards Vertical Farming at Home: A User Study

Guido Jansen, Nazli Cila, Marije Kanis, Yanti Slaats

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Vertical farming is a promising new technology for increasing crop yields per square meter. However, little research has been done so far in people's perception of this technology. The aim of this project was to gain a better understanding of consumers' attitude on small scale vertical farming at home. This was achieved by developing a prototype that uses sensor and LED technology for growing food at home and deploying it in a user study. The prototype was built to give users a genuine feeling of what it would be like to use a small scale vertical farming system. The user study showed that the attitudes towards the system were mostly positive. However, a fully autonomous system is not desirable and there are concerns regarding food safety.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450340823
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - San Jose, California, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016


ConferenceThe 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, California


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