With today’s food supply chain, consumers who live in metropolitan areas can not be able to get the freshest greens they want everyday. Main reason is the long transportation between urban city and traditional farms. Based on the research, l found that a new agriculture technology named vertical farming can solve these problems. Because of the main feature of this technique is efficient use of urban space, it can solved the scarcity of land problem. Secondly, the shorter growth cycle can meets the high demand of fresh greens in urban cities. Thirdly, vertical farming can cultivate vegetables which is free of pesticides and contains more nutrients and better taste, this can enhance people’s life quality. So l combined this technology and mobile devices to build a platform which can provide a new access to the freshest greens to people who live in metropolitan areas. The goal of this project is to create a new life style based on the support of vertical farming and experimental constructions in the heart of urban cities. From the design perspective, l focus on the efficient user experience and creative user interfaces.
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CAD)
Hye Jin Nae
Cui, Xiao, "Sheep: A lifestyle platform providing access to freshest greens for metropolitan areas through vertical farming system" (2019). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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