Human Computer Interaction INTERACT Cape Town, September 3, 2013

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Human Computer Interaction INTERACT Cape Town, September 3, 2013

  1. 1. A Design-Oriented Process and Platform for Inspiring and Accelerating Urban Agriculture Coalitions Christine Geith, Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Nikos Palavitsinis, and Nikos Manouselis Agro-Know Technologies, Vrilissia, Athens, Greece INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 September 2013
  2. 2. FoodPLUS Detroit Coalition • Local multi-stakeholder group facilitating and accelerating a more sustainable food system • Michigan State University (MSU) is a facilitating member
  3. 3. • There are two distinct implementation strategies that uniquely reinforce each other: – a new approach to multi-stakeholder cooperation and innovation and, – a new approach to participative knowledge development. • Multi‐stakeholder engagement is one of the primary operating principles of FoodPLUS Detroit.
  4. 4. Green Ideas • Interactive and engaging events that explore ways in which education and technology can catalyze green innovation. • Within a Green Ideas event, collaboration and ideation happen in stages:
  5. 5. Green Ideas Stages
  6. 6. Technology Components • Informing ideation by harvesting data from targeted sources • Creating meaning through curation • Creating social stories • Sharing and publishing
  7. 7. Conclusions • Identify where improvements to the process are needed • Explore its usefulness with other metropolitan regions
  8. 8. Thank You! Christine Geith, Ph.D. Assistant Provost & Executive Director, MSUglobal Email: cgeith@msu.edu MSUglobal.msu.edu @christinegeith

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