Indiana University Study on Designing for Farming Communities

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Goals of the study

This webpage describes an ongoing study from the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. Our study seeks to understand how people currently do farming and their open challenges. We are particularly interested in how farmers creatively solve challenges, what motivates them to farm, and what skills are needed for farming.

Participants we are seeking

We are seeking adults (18 years or older) who identify themselves as a farmer, someone who works on a farm, or someone who has interests related to farming. Participants will be interviewed for about an hour. The interview will ask you questions about your farming experiences, activities, and beliefs. Your identity will be private in any reports where the study may be published.

Benefits of this study

You will not receive payment for this study. However, we believe your participation can encourage and support farming communities. The data from your interview will help us design technologies to improve farming experiences. We also believe technologies can be made to help people understand what farming is all about and what a farmer’s life is like.

Contacting us

If you would be interested in participating in our study, please let us know and contact us via phone or email:

Assistant Professor Norman Makoto Su
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington

(812) 855-1760

Assistant Professor Lynn Dombrowski
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

(317) 278-7673

For further information, you can download our information sheet approved by Indiana University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) with full details.