Designing mobile technology to promote sustainable food choices

Linehan, Conor and Ryan, Jonathan and Doughty, Mark and Kirman, Ben and Lawson, Shaun (2010) Designing mobile technology to promote sustainable food choices. In: Workshop on Nudge & Influence Through Mobile Devices, September 7-10, 2010, Mobile HCI 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

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This paper is an experience report based on challenges
encountered when designing scalable mobile persuasive HCI
applications to help users make informed choices over their food consumption. We recently developed Tagliatelle, a social tagging system to help users to accurately monitor and assess their dietary behaviour and to promote healthier food choices. In this paper we propose a similar system in order to help users understand the sustainability of their food choices. We discuss the challenges inherent in doing so, and extrapolate some important issues that
need to be addressed by technological developments that aim to persuade users to adopt more sustainable behaviours.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Presentation)
Additional Information:This paper is an experience report based on challenges encountered when designing scalable mobile persuasive HCI applications to help users make informed choices over their food consumption. We recently developed Tagliatelle, a social tagging system to help users to accurately monitor and assess their dietary behaviour and to promote healthier food choices. In this paper we propose a similar system in order to help users understand the sustainability of their food choices. We discuss the challenges inherent in doing so, and extrapolate some important issues that need to be addressed by technological developments that aim to persuade users to adopt more sustainable behaviours.
Keywords:Eco-feedback, sustainability, sustainable consumption, tagging, feedback, persuasive, food
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D447 Environmental Conservation
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G920 Others in Computing Sciences
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:2996
Deposited By: Conor Linehan
Deposited On:21 Jul 2010 21:20
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:42

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