HCI & sustainable food culture : a design framework for engagement

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Blevis, Eli (2010) HCI & sustainable food culture : a design framework for engagement. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, ACM, Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 113-117.

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The current food practices around the world raises concerns for food insecurity in the future. Urban / suburban / and peri-urban environments are particularly problematic in their segregation from rural areas where the natural food sources are grown and harvested. Soaring urban population growth only deteriorates the lack of understanding in and access to fresh produce for the people who live, work, and play in the city. This paper explores the role of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design in encouraging individual users to participate in creating sustainable food cultures in urban environments. The paper takes a disciplinary perspective of urban informatics and presents five core constituents of the HCI design framework to encourage sustainable food culture in the city via ubiquitous technologies: the perspective of transdisciplinarity; the domains of interest of people, place, and technology; and the perspective of design.

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ID Code: 38424
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Food, Sustainability, HCI, Urban Informatics, Design, Transdisciplinarity
DOI: 10.1145/1868914.1868931
ISBN: 978-1-60558-934-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified (050299)
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 > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: ACM
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2010 02:37
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:33

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