Designing for human–food interaction : an introduction to the special issue on ‘food and interaction design’

Comber, Rob, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, Hoonhout, Jettie, & O'Hara, Kenton (2014) Designing for human–food interaction : an introduction to the special issue on ‘food and interaction design’. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 72(2), pp. 181-184.

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With this special issue, we draw attention to the growing and diverse field of HCI researchers exploring the interstices of food, technology and everyday practices. This special issue builds on the CHI workshop of the same name (Comber et al., 2012a), where we brought together the community of researchers that take food as a point from which to understand people and design technology. The workshop aimed to ‘to attend to the practical and theoretical difficulties in designing for human–food interactions in everyday life’ identifying four thematic areas of food practices – health and wellbeing; sustainability; food experiences; and alternative food cultures. These practical and theoretical difficulties are evident in the papers that we present here, though the distinction between our four themes, premised by complexities of food practices, is a little less evident. Thus, in the papers that follow we explore how the social, technological, cultural and methodological intertwine in the field of human–food interaction.

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ID Code: 63771
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Human-Food Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Food
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2013.09.001
ISSN: 1071-5819
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, VOL 72, ISSUE 2, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2013.09.001
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2013 22:51
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 07:32

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