Food and interaction design: Designing for food in everyday life

R Comber, E Ganglbauer, JHJ Choi, J Hoonhout, Yvonne Rogers, K O'Hara, J Maitland
in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Journal article


Food and interaction design presents an interesting challenge to the HCI community in attending to the pervasive nature of food, the socio-cultural differences in food practices and a changing global foodscape. To design for meaningful and positive interactions it is essential to identify daily food practices and the opportunities for the design of technology to support such practices. This workshop brings together a community of researchers and practitioners in human-food interaction to attend to the practical and theoretical difficulties in designing for human-food interactions in everyday life. Through a practical field study and workshop we explore themes of food experiences, health and wellbeing, sustainability and alternative food cultures. © 2012 Authors.