Mini Challenge 3

Frame 1: Mr. Steve is a middle aged man in his mid 40’s. On a regular weekend, Mr. Steve gets a notification telling him that it is his turn to plant seeds on the society rooftop garden.

Frame 2: Mr. Steve meets his neighbours Mrs. Riya and Mr. Rahul, who also recieved notifications that it was their turn to tend to the garden.

Frame 3: After a few days, Mr. Steve is watering fully grown plants.

Frame 4: The residents of the society are enjoying their meal made using their self grown vegetables.


Brief Description of Interface

The design concept is a system design that facilitates the creation of a rooftop garden in an apartment building, where all the residents contribute to the farming of vegetables that they then equally share amongst themselves. The system focuses on getting neighbors to work together for mutual benefit while connecting them better through the activity of semi intensive farming. The system uses rotation of tasks to ensure that everyone contributes equally. They also help protect the environment while doing the same.

Mini Challenge 2

Introducing  “The BookBridge “. 

Problem Statement : 

Books once read just take up shelf space. It is not economical to keep buying new books and also uses a lot of paper which is harmful to the environment.

Solution :

The BookBridge is a device connected to an app on the device’s surface where users list out books they want to give away and books they want to exchange.

When a user (say Steve) in need of a book fires a search for the book he wants, he is connected to another user (say Riya) that has the book he wants.

If that book is listed under Riya’s give away list, Riya who has the book drops it in her machine and sends it to Steve, who wants the book.

If that book is listed under Riya’s exchange list, Riya will get a notification saying that Steve wants that book of her. Then Riya gets a pop up of Steve’s booklist and she gets to select what book she is willing to exchange hers with. Only when both, Steve and Riya drop their books into their magic machines, the two will be exchanged.


Things we like :

  • Saves Paper
  • Saves Time
  • Saves money spent on buying books
  • One time investment
  • Useful in emergencies
  • No geographical barriers


Things we dislike :

  • No check of authenticity of books
  • Each user has to have a BookBridge machine
  • Not useful for illiterate people


Things that could contribute to our solution:

  • Connecting people across geographical barriers
  • Encourages reading through technology without continuous expenditure




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