[Air-L] [Deadline Extended] Food for Thought: Designing for Critical Reflection on Food Practices

Jaz Choi h.choi at qut.edu.au
Thu Mar 15 21:17:34 PDT 2012

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// Please note that the submission deadline has been extended to March 23, 2012 //

Food for Thought: Designing for Critical Reflection on Food Practices

Newcastle, UK
June 11, 2012

This workshop is a continuation and extension to the successful past workshops including 2011 Communities and Technologies Food(ing): Between Human-Computer and Human-Food-Experience; 2009 [4]; OZCHI workshop, Hungry 24/7? HCI Design for Sustainable Food Culture and Sustainable Interaction with Food, Technology, and the City [3], and Food and Interaction Design: Designing for Food in Everyday Life [5]. The workshop addresses the opportunities and challenges for the design of digital interactive systems that engage individuals in critical reflection on their everyday food practices – including designing for engagement in more environmentally aware, socially inclusive, and healthier behaviour. These three themes represent the focus of much recent HCI work related to food. The proposed workshop aims to further the conversation on these themes through understanding specifically how the process of critical reflection can be encouraged by interactive technology. While the focus will be on food as an application area, the intention is to also explore, more generally, how the process of critical reflection can be facilitated through interactive technology. The workshop will include a design session, where participants will be asked to respond to the challenging local issue of alcohol and fast food consumption, to create innovative design solutions that facilitate people’s engagement in critical reflection on their food consumption, ultimately leading to broader socio-cultural transformation of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s foodscape. The workshop will provide a unique forum to discuss existing theoretical and pragmatic approaches, and to envision novel ways to design technology that encourages sustained critical reflection.

Interested participants should submit position papers to Jaz Hee-jeong Choi (h.choi [at] qut.edu.au<http://qut.edu.au/>, outlining their work, brief biographies, and what they would like to gain from the workshop. Submissions should be no longer than 2 pages, in PDF Format, and styled using the DIS paper format (http://dis2012.org/dis2012format.doc). Participants will be selected based on their expertise and to ensure overall disciplinary and geo-cultural diversity.

Deadline for submissions: March 23, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2012
Workshop: June 11, 2012

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jaz, Rob, Conor, and John
Workshop Organisers

dr. jaz hee-jeong choi
urban informatics lab
institute for creative industries and innovation
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