Q. How experienced do you consider yourself in the field of gardening and plant care?
A. i consider myself moderately experienced
Q. If we were to develop a monitoring system as described above, which do you prefer? Having a new system that covers everything (including new factors not monitored before) or getting an add-on that is compatible with old existing systems?
A. for your purposes, developing both would be a smart way to go. i don't have a green house
, but if i did, i'd want an add on system. since i don't, i'd need a new system.
Q. Currently, we are considering designing a mechanism that detects possible fungal infections before they occur. From a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the most important, and 10 being the least important), how important would you consider this feature?
A. probably not very. fungi have a place in the garden
Q. Another feature we’re thinking of designing is an electronic manager that controls all any windows in the gardening environment by collecting data from photosensitive sensors. If the user desires to keep the place warm during the night (for instance), he could customize the program to close the windows when the sunsets down. From a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the most important, and 10 being the least important), how valuable would you consider this feature?
A. i'd consider that fairly important as a greenhouse
can cook all your plants in a very short while on a sunny day.
Q. Finally, one of the features we’re considering adding is a plant encyclopedia as a quick reference for gardeners. Do you consider this feature useful for you? If yes, please rate its importance to you from 1 to 10 (1= most important, 1 = least important)
A. that would be helpful, but not something i'd pay extra for.
Q. Is there any feature you would like to see added? If yes, using the previous 1-10 scale; please rate its importance.
A. i think you said you are looking to monitor humidity, right?
Q. What would you think is a reasonable price for such a system?
A. not the first clue, but i'd love to see one that worked like you are hoping for.
sorry i didn't use the number system, i hate trying to assign a number to something.