We are developing an interactive comic for an educational project about vertical farming. One of the major challenges of the 21st century is the need to feed a growing world population. As demand for food will soon outstrip the supply, we need to rethink how we grow and produce food. Vertical farming is one possible solution to grow food safely and efficiently. The comic is made together with high school students. They were involved in the creation of the storyboard, providing crucial feedback to create a story that will resonate with the target group, school students aged 13 to 16.
We have currently finalized the non-interactive version in Dutch. An English version will follow soon. The next step will be to add interactivity challenges students to answer questions and compete with classmates with the goal of engaging them even more. For this step we will again be working directly with the school students to create the best experience possible.