Hello members of Garden Banter,
I am a student studying Product Design at Salford University. For my
major project I am researching into gardening.
My aim is to design something that will make an aspect of gardening
easier whether that be carrying large loads or tools to storage of
I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for my research.
Do you find any aspect of gardening painful or physically draining?
What problems do you come across whilst gardening?
Are there any existing garden tools or equipment you struggle with or
feel like the design should be changed?
Any suggestions for problems that need solving would be greatly
Treading a very well worn path here. Did you by any chance check the
previous five or six questionaries offered by previous students?
Ok but there are better ways of collecting this data. But those would
require some effort on your part so they are not so attractive.
Yes. It mainly occurs as I walk past the lemon tree. Afterwards I feel
Oh, you mean that a wizz-bang labour saving device could relieve? No.
Minor problems; red-bellied black snakes, green-arsed ants, rats, fruit
bats, pillaging possums and parrots. Major problems; eastern brown snakes,
thunder storms, heat and humidity in the summer, frost and icy winds in the
No, they are excellent in their simplicity. Or did you want me to write
your term paper too?
I presume you mean your problems as you are the one asking the questions.
If it were me I would first establish in my own mind that the opportunity or
deficiency that I was looking to remedy actually exists. Secondly I would
determine if sending a survey out was likely to shed any light on it or if
there are much better methods of gathering this information. Thirdly I
would put much more effort into the design of said survey if in fact it
seems to be required.
Teaching experience suggests this is an unfeasibly broad topic
for a student project. In order to promote completion, research
topics should be as narrow as your instructors permit.
Suggested question: do successful innovations in gardening
tools originate in the current tools industry or from outsiders?
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