The Grass Scanner

Another project from the RCA Design Interactions show. This one made me laugh so much:

In wealthier neighbourhoods, the size of the house and how well maintained the garden is, often represents status.


The Grass Scanner is a device designed by Alice Wang to measure how green the grass is. Using 3 Pantone Color Cue devices, it takes reading from 3 random patches of the grass and outputs a Pantone colour code for one to compare. With the codes, one can refer to the PARKTONE cards which contains average grass colours of Royal Parks and other green areas in the UK for people to match up with their own garden.


As grass condition in different areas of a given park may vary, each area was measured several times before an average of the data was used to create the PARKTONE card.

Relate: Mugs for a perfect tea.