One Byte at a Time: Insights about Meaningful Data for Sustainable Food Consumption Practices

Martin V.A. Lindrup, Eun Jeong Cheon, Mikael B. Skov, Dimitrios Raptis

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Abstract

Data have played an extensive role in sustainable HCI research by informing the impacts of our behavior on the environment and helping us make better environmental choices. However, in the area of sustainable food consumption and sustainable HCI, there is little investigation on the roles of food data for the design of technology. This paper presents findings from a qualitative study of sustainable-conscious individuals' food data seeking experiences. Our results show the way in which the current food data is challenging our understanding of its environmental impacts, which concern data of availability, data representations, and data cultures. Drawing from Loukissas' six critical data principles, we discuss how "locality"and "place"could cast a new insight on food and its sustainability. We also offer possible design directions for sustainable HCI technologies utilizing food data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationNowhere and Everywhere
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages683-696
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384766
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2021Jul 2 2021

Publication series

NameDIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere

Conference

Conference2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/28/217/2/21

Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • consumption
  • data
  • food
  • sustainability-conscious;
  • sustainable
  • sustainable HCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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