In a 24-hour time frame, we sought out to create a mobile application that supplies our future farmers with detailed planting information based on their plant hardiness zone.
We wanted to make an application that can be supplied to war-torn regions as well, supplied by NGOs who will provide seeds, low-energy mobile devices, and solar paneled batteries.
The funds for this portion can be attained through partial donations from every transaction made in the app and through government contracts.
PlowShare will supply our future farmers with detailed instructions on planting, maintenance, and nutritional information. It alerts the users when the season is changing and will give them the chance to purchase seeds which will arrive during prime planting periods.
As a business, PlowShare will receive 80% of each transaction while donating 20% to the efforts in war-torn regions through providing seeds, mobile devices, and charging devices.
You'd think that planting a garden would be a lot easier but it's just not clicking.
Wants to utilize the extra space they have in their year
Looking for mobile way to find compatible plants for their region
Stephanie has difficulties remembering to water her plants during the summer months.
Mark has planted a few vegetables that didn't make it due to pests, being planted in the wrong region, and after planting them too late in the season to reap the fruits of his efforts.
Mark and Stephanie
27 & 32 - Seattle, WA
Plant Hardiness Zone Based Suggestions
This feature provides users with customized plant suggestions based on their location.
This feature sets a timer that reminds users to water their new plants on a schedule that optimizes plant growth.
This addition gives the users nutritional information, this will allow them to choose their plants based on their needs.
In order to find a solution for Mark, Stephanie, and Aaliyah's needs within the 24-hour timeframe, we determined three features to included in this application.
Lost her husband following a firefight
Needs a way to provide extra food for her family
Doesn't have any experience farming
Doesn't have the seeds she needs to plant
26 - Afghanistan
Since our secondary users live in an Arabic region, I needed to consider a different interface based on their custom. I mocked up a few pages and tested it with someone familiar with Arabic. They found it satisfactory with some issues involving future steps on a cultural level. If my group wants to move forward with this application, as it's envisioned thus far, we will definitely have to work on our vision for the future.
Research and add more information about individual plants.
Multiple iterations with both American and Arabic cultures to find the best interface for both.
Add badges to the application to incentivise continual usage.
Add indoor and outdoor planting instructions.
Provide information about pests, plant nutrition, and diseases.