D E S I G N O P P O R T U N I T Y
Create an IoT device to improve a mundane experience around the house.
T H E P R O B L E M
Managing the planting, watering and harvesting schedule of a vegetable garden can be tedious and too frustrating for any home-owner. Especially, for someone with a full schedule and little time to dedicate to it.
How can an IoT improve gardening for the homeowner?
Keep it simple
A hassle-free set-up is a great sell for any connected home product.
Make it useful
Power the enchanted object with data to empower the user for a valuable experience.
Make it engaging and personal
Make the experience personal, fun, useful and interactive.
Build a community
Add a social media page to connect you to other users.
D E S I G N S O L U T I O N
Gard!en simplifies gardening for homeowners. It employs an IoT device to monitor garden health and activity. The "Care it Stik" uses the home's internet to connect to a cloud-based system. It helps the user monitor the garden from any mobile device and allows the garden to tell the gardener what it needs.