EatChaFood : challenging technology design to slice food waste production

Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Foth, Marcus, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2013) EatChaFood : challenging technology design to slice food waste production. In Häkkila, J., Whitehouse, K., Krüger, A., Tobe, Y., Hilliges, O., Yatani, K., et al. (Eds.) Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 559-562.

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This paper presents work in progress of EatChaFood – a prototype app designed to increase user knowledge of the currently available domestic supply and location of food, with a view to reducing expired household food waste. In order to reap the benefits that EatChaFood can provide we explore ways to overcome manual data entry as a barrier to use. Our user study has to recognise the limitations of the prototype app, and conduct an evaluation of the interaction design built into the app to promote behaviour change. Innovations in the near future such as the automatic scanning of barcodes on food items or photo-recognition will close the gap between perceived prototype usability and usefulness.

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ID Code: 60908
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Food, Food Waste, Human Computer Interaction, Urban Informatics, Behaviour Change, Interaction Design
DOI: 10.1145/2494091.2497311
ISBN: 9781450322157
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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