While speaking with plant owners, I realized that one of the main reasons why people's plants were dying was that people lacked emotional relationships with their plants. In creating Oh My Plant, I wanted to help busy people to easily improve their gardening skills and to create an emotional relationship between people and their houseplants.
When our lives become busy and stressful, it is easy to forget to take care of our own bodies, let alone our houseplants. Yet houseplants offer numerous benefits to people, beautifying the environment and purifying the air.
I believe that the design for Oh My Plant helps people to step back and think of their plants as living objects that need proper care, and gives them the necessary knowledge to raise them to have long and healthy lives.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Human-plant relationships; House plants--Interactive multimedia--Design; Mobile apps--Development
Industrial Design (MFA)
Song, Boran, "Oh My Plant: A creative design for building emotional relationships between people and plants" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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