Start playing with your food : fun food experiences with mobile social media
Foth, Marcus, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Lyle, Peter, & Farr-Wharton, Geremy (2011) Start playing with your food : fun food experiences with mobile social media. In Workshop Proceedings of Please Enjoy! Studying Playful Experiences with Mobile Technologies, Stockholm, Sweden.
Healthy and sustainable food is gaining more attention from consumers, industry, and researchers. Yet many approaches to date are limited to information dissemination, advertisement or education. We have embarked on a three year collaborative research project (2011 – 2013) to explore urban food practices – eating, cooking, growing food – to support the well-being of people and the environment. Our overall goal is to employ a user-centred interaction design research approach to inform the development of entertaining, real-time, mobile and networked applications, engaging playful feedback to build motivation. Our aspiration for this study is to deliver usable and useful mobile and situated interaction prototypes that employ individual and group strategies to foster food cultures that provide new pathways to produce, share and enjoy food that is green, healthy, and fun.
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