HANDMAKING FOOD IDEALS: CRAFTING THE DESIGN OF FUTURE FOOD-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

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 collectiveContinue reading “HANDMAKING FOOD IDEALS: CRAFTING THE DESIGN OF FUTURE FOOD-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES”

DESIGNING RECIPES FOR DIGITAL FOOD FUTURES

Our CHI’18 workshop addressed emerging food-tech trends and controversies, aiming to extend the existing body of HFI research with new insights sought via co-creative activities and discussion. Through food-tech prototyping and scenarios navigated by our Food Tarot cards, we unpacked issues and proposed diverse imaginative yet plausible HFI ideas. Participants presented their HFI research andContinue reading “DESIGNING RECIPES FOR DIGITAL FOOD FUTURES”

CRAFTING AND TASTING ISSUES IN EVERYDAY HUMAN-FOOD INTERACTIONS

Our workshop at DIS 2019 focused on the predominance of solutionist approaches in HFI design and research, proposing that the field needs to adopt more critical and self-reflective stance. Through a foraging walkshop around local San Diego foodscape, followed by creative food crafting and discussion, we addressed the existing and anticipated HFI issues. Our goalContinue reading “CRAFTING AND TASTING ISSUES IN EVERYDAY HUMAN-FOOD INTERACTIONS”

CHASING PLAY POTENTIALS IN CULTURE TO INSPIRE TECHNOLOGY DESIGN

Our workshops at CHI PLAY 2019 and IDC 2020 brought together designers and researchers from diverse backgrounds to discuss how personally relevant cultural traditions can serve as a source of inspiration for play design. To facilitate nuanced discussion, we narrowed the scope of our enquiry to food-based traditions, motivated by three factors: i) there isContinue reading “CHASING PLAY POTENTIALS IN CULTURE TO INSPIRE TECHNOLOGY DESIGN”

EXPERIMENTAL FOOD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

At the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2020 conference, we co-organised a two-day online workshop Experimental Food Design for Sustainable Futures (July 6-7 2020). The workshop experimented with food as bio-design material and socio-culturally potent, aesthetically rich starting point from which to critically reflect on social and ecological uncertainties. Participants co-designed scenarios, prototypes and artifacts, engage in foraging ‘walk-shops’ inContinue reading “EXPERIMENTAL FOOD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES”

FEEDING FOOD FUTURES: FROM TECHNO-SOLUTIONISM TO INCLUSIVE HUMAN-FOOD COLLABORATIONS

Our open panel Feeding Food Futures: From Techno-solutionism to Inclusive Human-Food Collaborations was held virtually at the EASST+4S 2020 conference, August 18-22, 2020. The panel included three thematic sessions: 🥕Session 1: Food, Biotechnology & New MeatsTuesday 18th, 10am CESTRecording available (for a limited time) here Program:Presentation 1: We Are Eating Our Own Genius! Looking At »Clean Meat« Through Symbolical-RelationalContinue reading “FEEDING FOOD FUTURES: FROM TECHNO-SOLUTIONISM TO INCLUSIVE HUMAN-FOOD COLLABORATIONS”