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Hungry 24/7? HCI design for sustainable food culture workshop

By Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Marcus Foth, Gregory N. Hearn, Eli Blevis and Tad Hirsch

Abstract

This workshop proposes to explore new approaches to cultivate and support sustainable food culture in urban environments via human computer interaction design and ubiquitous technologies. Food is a challenging issue in urban contexts: while food consumption decisions are made many times a day, most food interaction for urbanites occurs based on convenience and habitual practices. This situation is contrasting to the fact that food is at the centre of global environment, health, and social issues that are becoming increasingly immanent and imminent. As such, it is timely and crucial to ask: what are feasible, effective, and innovative ways to improve human-food-interaction through human-computer-interaction in order to contribute to environmental, health, and social sustainability in urban environments? This workshop brings together insights across disciplines to discuss this question, and plan and promote individual, local, and global change for sustainable food culture

Topics: 080602 Computer-Human Interaction, 150401 Food and Hospitality Services, 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies, 080504 Ubiquitous Computing, 120304 Digital and Interaction Design, 090899 Food Sciences not elsewhere classified, 080709 Social and Community Informatics, food culture, human computer interaction, interaction design, sustainability, urban informatics, social change, health
Publisher: CHISIG
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:31087

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