SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Pot Plant to improve plant growth

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The main focus of this project is to design a product that will incorporate sound to increase the growth of indoor plants. Through this change of idea I am still able to make a positive impact on people all around the world. In helping people recover I am also able to help people Develop better mental health before they get into a bad situation. I would like your help in developing my idea and being able to get in contact with those who will be able to help my design develop into reality.
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R Hainsworth @ 2021.02.17 10:44 AM
Brilliant idea Giselle. What materials are you thinking of using to create your building? Have you checked out the https://www.architecture.com.au/ , would also recommend looking into Humanitarian Architecture, see UNSW https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/www.be.unsw.edu.au/event/utzon-lecture-humanitarian-architecture

Deyan Stamatov @ 2021.03.02 7:16 AM

Very interesting idea, would love to see this tested in the real world.


Olivia Tindall @ 2021.03.02 9:35 AM
Great idea Giselle, very creative. It will be very useful in withstanding weather conditions as you mentioned. 

Adar @ 2021.03.04 6:19 AM
Very creative idea Giselle! This would definitely improve the quality of life of those people who live in areas suffering from intense weather conditions. 

Deyan Stamatov @ 2021.03.09 2:58 PM
This reminds me of the dome house previously posted about, I'd love to see this done in the real world

Niloy Bal @ 2021.03.10 8:58 PM
Really great idea and well thought design and will surely make a difference in earthquake prone countries.


wayde@principals @ 2021.03.25 10:41 AM
Hi Gisele,

A building material that is strong, light weight, flexible and sustainably grown in bamboo.  It's worth looking in to the amazing work of Elora Hardy, using bamboo as a multi-storey building material in Bali and beyond.  See https://theconversation.com/bamboo-architecture-balis-green-school-inspires-a-global-renaissance-121248 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK_UjBmHqQw 

David @ THNK @ 2021.03.29 5:01 AM

Great idea, Giselle. 

Do those structure have to be transportable or could it be used in permanent buildings, too, to make them more earthquake safe?


ReadyFundGo @ 2021.03.30 5:51 AM

Well done Giselle - great idea - wishing you the best of luck.

If you get close to a prototype we would be happy to help you with crowdfunding.

With best wishes Jill


GreetingCardSalesman @ 2021.05.05 2:27 PM

Hi Giselle,

Interesting idea.  Earthquakes have a number of scary and dangerous side effects and they often appear quickly. Which features of an earthquake are you trying to protect people from?

Have you considered the benefits of the sort of technology being used in avalanche backpack airbags? Perhaps a combination of an inflatable liferaft with multiple impact absorption layers and the ability to "surf" the shakes via a rounded hull with a weighted self righting centre?


GreetingCardSalesman @ 2021.05.24 5:53 PM
I like this idea, Giselle, i think pot plants are a great way to have a small daily connection to nature when we are feeling stuck inside. I imagine you will be designing an interesting pot?  Perhaps it could incorporate, in addition to sound, some gentle mood lighting, or an interesting texture or game to encourage interaction or a way to personalise it.  Or maybe a "utility belt" for the pot that includes a little watering bottle, moisture probe and food pellets, seaweed nutrients or worm juice so the owner can care for it? 

Giselle @ 2021.06.03 5:54 AM

Hello all, thank you so much for your feedback!

I have changed my project, pivoting to a pot that will incorporate sound to increase the growth of indoor plants. I am keeping the essence of humanitarianism as a key aspect but moving towards a more domestic setting as this allows for a more tangible product. 


@Deyan Stamatov @ 2021.03.02 7:16 AM

Very interesting idea, would love to see this tested in the real world. 


@Adar @ 2021.03.04 6:19 AM

Very creative idea Giselle! This would definitely improve the quality of life of those people who live in areas suffering from intense weather conditions. 


@Deyan Stamatov @ 2021.03.09 2:58 PM

This reminds me of the dome house previously posted about, I'd love to see this done in the real world


@wayde@principals @ 2021.03.25 10:41 AM

Hi Gisele,

 

A building material that is strong, light weight, flexible and sustainably grown in bamboo.  It's worth looking into the amazing work of Elora Hardy, using bamboo as a multi-storey building material in Bali and beyond.  See https://theconversation.com/bamboo-architecture-balis-green-school-inspires-a-global-renaissance-121248 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK_UjBmHqQw 

 

I may continue the research into bamboo for my new product. Thank you for this helpful response!


@David @ THNK @ 2021.03.29 5:01 AM

Great idea, Giselle. 

Do those structures have to be transportable or could it be used in permanent buildings, too, to make them more earthquake safe?

Great question, if I was still continuing with this design I would be designing a transportable product. Eventually this could turn into a product for permanent building


@ReadyFundGo @ 2021.03.30 5:51 AM


Well done Giselle - great idea - wishing you the best of luck.

If you get close to a prototype we would be happy to help you with crowdfunding.

With best wishes Jill

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity


@GreetingCardSalesman @ 2021.05.24 5:53 PM

I like this idea, Giselle. I think pot plants are a great way to have a small daily connection to nature when we are feeling stuck inside. I imagine you will be designing an interesting pot?  Perhaps it could incorporate, in addition to sound, some gentle mood lighting, or an interesting texture or game to encourage interaction or a way to personalise it.  Or maybe a "utility belt" for the pot that includes a little watering bottle, moisture probe and food pellets, seaweed nutrients or worm juice so the owner can care for it? 


Great ideas! Thank you for this feedback. At this moment I am prototyping the pot itself and may start researching and designing some of these ideas you have mentioned such as the utility belt.


Lynn Wood @ 2021.06.04 5:24 PM
A very interesting idea. This one looks similar and fun though unfortunately it seems COVID is a reason that it did not succeed. https://www.ideaspies.com/posts/a-smart-pot-that-shows-how-your-plant-is-feeling

R Hainsworth @ 2021.09.09 2:48 AM

Good morning Giselle, hope all is well with you and your loved ones. 

Congratulations on your MDP journey. Your project has really captured our imagination. We would love to hear how it all worked out.  We hope that being part of the UpRising initiative has been rewarding and meaningful for you too. 

As we wrap up the trial phase of the UpRising initiative and head towards the awards night in November I have a few quick questions.  If you could answer these questoins in a comment below that would be so great. We want to understand how UpRising assisted you so that we can etter help next year's cohort of designers. We are also curious to know if there is anything further you would like to do with your project.


1.      What were two interesting things that you experienced or found as a result of being part of the UpRising? 

2.      How did UpRising help you with your project?

3.      What would you like to do with your project and what would help you get there?

4.      How did seeing other UpRising projects affect your designing and learning experience? 

5.      What would you like to see added to the UpRising initiative to better help next year's students?


One last thing, can you add in a ‘Start to Finish’ photo of your project? If you could 'stitch' a photo of your finished product next to your early drawing (above) and update your post with this image, that would be great.

Congratulations once again and looking forward to seeing you in November. You have done an amazing job and we are very proud of the 2021 cohort. 

See you soon


Giselle @ 2021.10.11 11:16 AM

Thank you for all of your comments and feedback!

I have really enjoyed this Journey and can't wait to receive additional feedback on my final product.

1.      What were two interesting things that you experienced or found as a result of being part of the UpRising? 

Being part of the UpRising page was amazing! I experienced some lovely encounters with other fellow idea spies members who helped to improve my Major Design project. As a result of UpRising I was able to explore a range of different ideas and approaches to certain situations. This creativity helped to expand my own which led to the success of my project.

2.      How did UpRising help you with your project?

UpRising helped me with all of the helpful feedback people provided. For my previous projects, the "dome home" and the "building to withstand all weather conditions", many people provided amazing links to help assist in the development of the project. Things like material suggestions and questions that got myself thinking were two of the things that UpRising really helped with

3.      What would you like to do with your project and what would help you get there?

Although I really enjoyed this MDP journey I don't see myself continuing on with this in the future. I loved every step of the development of this project, but, it is not what I want to be doing. Next year I will be taking part in a music course and hope to continue with the study of the human body and its reaction to sound.

4.      How did seeing other UpRising projects affect your designing and learning experience? 

As stated in question 1, other UpRising projects influenced my own creativity. It was really amazing to see what other students had come up with. Their creativity influenced my own project in a positive way. Another students on UpRising inspired me to use the 3D printer as they were for their project. Along with this, certain approaches and solutions to different issues helped me to think outside of the box, to create something useful.

5.      What would you like to see added to the UpRising initiative to better help next year's students?

Next year I would really like to see a discussion area that all UpRising students can access to talk and gain feedback from students all over NSW. I think this will be helpful as students can expand further then their own class to gain ideas and even collaborate with other students to help one another.


Thank you so much for this opportunity, it was greatly appreciated by myself and fellow UpRising students!

Giselle S



R Hainsworth @ 2021.11.20 8:58 AM

Congratulations on all of your hard work this year and for being the first year 12 design students to be part of The UpRising.  The 8 judges have been busy going through all the major design projects to decide which projects should be awarded hundreds of dollars in seed funding and mentoring, to take their project to the next level. The judges have used a points system, 3 points for the project they felt was the most impressive, 2 points for a second outstanding project and 1 point for a project that really resonated with them. Three projects will be awarded Seed funding and mentoring 

  • First Place $1000 Seed funding

  • Second place 750

  • Third place 500


The winners will be assisted with the continued development of their project next year by the very cool company Nectir


We are holding an Awards night to announce the winners and we would love to have you all there. It’s online so you can join in from wherever you are. 6pm - 7pm Thursday evening 9th December. 


Click here to get your tickets. 


Looking forward to seeing you there.


Wishing you the best of luck with your final exams. Awards night is on the 9th December



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