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HOME GARDENING

Exploring the future of green urban living

Gardening has long been a favorite past-time of food enthusiasts. In an increasingly urbanized society, bringing the garden into the home creates new opportunities for individuals and their local communities alike.

INFO

2017

Year

TU Delft

Institution

Gaggenau

Company

Lorenz Bauer,
Adriaan Bernstein,
Anne Brus,
Jan Frielingsdorf,
Tobias Froehlich,
Martijn Verbeij

Team

Concept Development,
Technology Vision,
User Research,
Interface Design

Roles

SUMMARY

In the spring of 2017, I formed a team with five other TU Delft master students to develop a future concept for the high-end appliance brand Gaggenau. In this joint master project, we tackled the societal and environmental challenges Gaggenau will have to address to stay a relevant innovator in the future. Against this backdrop, we developed a future concept for a home appliance that would satisfy the needs of an optimistic projection of our future society.

JOINT MASTER PROJECT

working in a multidisciplinary team to pioneer future technology visions

HYDROPONIC APPLIANCE

enabling users to locally grow their own, distinctive produce

SCENARIO

In this scenario, we wanted to create an experience that strengthens individuals and local communities to express their ambitions and share their resources in a globalized society.

The concept we developed revolves around a modular hydroponic appliance enabling users to either grow unique produce comfortably in their own homes or create a communal hydroponic garden in a shared living space.

CONTRIBUTIONS

My principal roles were the development of the concept as well as articulating the technology vision. By building on user insights and evaluating current trends in technology and research, I formed a vision exploring a realistic future for technology and society. Together with my team-mates, I also created a repertoire of interactions that would help create a seamless integration into daily routines.

PREDICTING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

to form a vision exploring a realistic future for technology and society