Pudica Olivia Seow, Cedric Honnet, Hiroshi Ishii

This project introduces and studies a design framework for designing human-flora interaction in plant-based interfaces, which could play a prominent role in a world where HCI strives to be less pollutive, more power saving, and humane. It discusses critical considerations (e.g. maintenance, reproducibility) for such interfaces, supported by a user study based on an interactive prototype. The results of our user study show that users’ interest in plants varies significantly with past experience. Users may create a strong emotional bond with plants, suggesting that organic interfaces should be used for emotionally strong use cases, such as keeping in touch with loved ones or checking important data.