Project Overview: Spring 2009 Syllabus

Our project this semester is to develop a pilot participatory design workshop with local small-scale food producers that explores near future uses of robotics and sensing technologies in the context of sustainable urban agriculture. Activities will include:
• visual and interaction design of print and online media
• the design of physical artifacts and interactive systems
• the development of workshop activities
• field research with local food producers

In addition to these activities, there will be weekly readings in both theory and practice and all students will be expected to contribute towards research papers and/or presentations.