Our DIS’18 workshop aimed to articulate values associated with handmade through a co-creative exploration in the food domain. Our objective was to explore the potential of integrating such values into future food-related technologies. In a full day workshop we critically reflected on the notion of handmade; engaged actively with food—production, plating and consumption—as design material; and conducted collective discussions around the values that these processes and materials can embody when attended to through lenses other than efficiency.
By handmaking: touching, smelling, tasting, listening, speaking and enacting choreographies with the materials at hand, we deepened the discussion of the meaning associated with the handmade and brought a richness to ways that designers, developers and other thinkers imagine future food-related technologies.
publication: Vannucci, E., Altarriba, F., Marshall, J., & Wilde, D. (2018). Handmaking food ideals: Crafting the design of future food-related technologies. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’18 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 419-422. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3197391.3197403