Garden Gatherers App

Throughout the United States many older adults live alone in social isolation from the communities which surround them. Some of these individuals are unable to maintain their homes and gardens because of physical and mobility issues that come with age. “Garden Gatherers” is a digital prototype for an app that I designed which would allow older adults to connect with individuals in their neighborhood who could help them to pick their fruits and vegetables.

The goal of this app would be to facilitate social connections between members of a neighborhood through the common task of harvesting and sharing backyard produce, with particular attention to connecting older adults to their local neighborhood community. A secondary goal would be to increase the use and consumption of fruits and vegetables within neighborhood communities. 

A link to my interactive digital prototype with an iPad frame is located here:

The link to my prototype without the iPad frame is located here: