The FoodCHI workshop will bring together HCI researchers, designers, and practitioners to discuss the interplay between the various components of the food system, how we can create sustainable food systems, and how we may design technologies for a sustainable food system. There are three goals for this workshop:

  • Exploring the roles and implications of information technologies on and in a sustainable food system.
  • Designing techniques and adapting design paradigms to specific components of a sustainable food system.
  • Reflecting on the landscape of design work and core opportunities for design within a sustainable food system.

Topic Matrix

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Time Activity
Morning Theme: Exploring design in a sustainable food system
9.30 Morning Keynote: Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine.
Details forthcoming.
10:15 Papers Session, Part 1
 [1] Exploration of Values through the Urban Farming Cultivation Generator.
Maria Normark, Madelein Bonow, Södertörn University.
 [2] Designing Cost of Production tools for Coffee Growers in Latin America.
Gilly Leshed, Yoonah Kim, Yoo Kim, Cornell University.
 [3] Understanding a Role of Emerging Technologies in Veterinarians’ Decision-Making about Antibiotic Use: A One Health Approach.
Grace YoungJoo Jeon, Maria K. Lapinski, Julie A. Funk, Bo Norby, Michigan State University.
 [4] Sustainable Food Systems for Preventative and Prescriptive Medicine.
Samantha McDonald, Bill Tomlinson, University of California, Irvine.
 [5] Designing Sustainable Food Systems for the Point of Sale.
Nico Herbig, Simon Pähler, Gerrit Kahl, Antonio Krüger, German Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarland Informatics Campus.
11:05 Break
11:30 Papers Session, Part 2
 [6] Food ‘on-demand’: learning from sustainable last-mile freight logistics.
Oliver Bates, Adrian Friday, Lancaster University.
 [7] Waste reduction in the Sustainable Grocery Store.
Daniel Pargman, Sofie Nyström, Cecilia Katzeff, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
 [8] Beyond the Smart Fridge: Data-Driven Design to Prevent Food Waste.
Eleonora Fiore, Politecnico di Torino. Jacky Bourgeois, Gerd Kortuem, TU Delft
 [9] AgileFood: Facilitating Adaptive Food Donation to Address Hunger & Reduce Waste.
Denisa Qori McDonald, Erin T. Solovey, Drexel University.
 [10] No Big Fix: A Civic Approach to Sustainable Food Systems.
Sebastian Prost, Newcastle University.
12:50 Lunch
Afternoon Theme: HCI for a sustainable food system
1:30 Afternoon Keynote: Yvonne Rogers, University College London.
Details forthcoming.
2:00 Design Session, Group formation, Session outcomes, Time for work.
3.30 Break
4:00 Design Session, Part Two. Time for work, Wrap up deliverables, Present your work!
5:00 Wrapup and Transition
Evening Theme: Reflecting on a more sustainable food system
6:00 Informal Dinner & Discussion*

*No posters were received! Depending on where we end up going for dinner (please fill out the logistics survey!!), and if there is interest, we can bring the topic matrix poster for ongoing discussion/annotation.

Please note: program order subject to minor changes only now.