Urban farming has many forms, including vegetable, fruit and livestock raising in urban areas. It has many benefits including decreasing urban heat intensity, reduce food shortage, improvements to human healthy and wellbeing and more. WeGrow is an app that aims to teach people how to grow food sustainably in the urban areas. 


UX Design


User experience design, User interface design, Urban farming, User testing

I’m responsible for: 

  • Contextual research 
  • Survey writing 
  • User flow & site maps 
  • Persona creation 
  • Prototype creation and modifications
  • User testing 
  • Documenting
  • (Everything)  

Growing up in China in a concrete forest, my family used to raise chickens on the balcony and grew herbs in pots. People from our apartment would plant a mini farm downstairs in the tiny community garden. On another rooftop near us, a man would let hundreds of pigeons out of his farm for a “fly” every morning and afternoon. I understand the feasibility of urban agriculture since a young age. One of the most popular games on the Facebook equivalent Chinese social media allowed users to grow a digital farm, users can also steal vegetables from their friends’ and families’ digital farm. I often got robbed badly…


During the pandemic, food suddenly disappeared from the shelves briefly and we became isolated from people. My partner and I decided to grow plants as companions and as a source of food despite having no garden. We faced many frustrating issues but seeing plants grow slow made us feel accomplished and proud.


Urban agriculture is not without flaws. It may introduce disease and agricultural pollutants to the urban ecosystem, create conflicts over land use, and add complicated, maintenance intensive systems to the urban infrastructure. It is still at an infant stage of implementation and estimates are based on idealistic models.


However, according to research, the benefits it can potentially provide is worth striving for. In this application (and website) I have limited the focus to ‘Urban Horticulture’ – growing crops for food. In the following content, I demonstrate my research, validations and initial plans for this application (and website).


To be updated… 

See more of my works

  • Asian Meal Kit – Survey writing and analysis

  • Meditote

  • Sun Health Clinic

  • Chinese and Australian Women Artist Exhibitions 2020 -2022

  • Rice Asian Meal Kit Website

  • WeGrow Urban Farming App

  • Marine Species Data Visualisation