Sketching the Future of Human-Food Interaction: Emerging Directions for Future Practice
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There is an increasing interest in food within the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) field with emerging interactive prototypes that augment, extend, and challenge the various ways in which people engage with food. The emerging subfield is defined as “Human-Food Interaction” (HFI). Given the rapid advancement of interactive technology that converges with a wide range of food settings, this article seeks a continuous scrutiny towards the field to ensure it advances in fruitful directions. In this article, we identify nine emerging themes building on the submissions presented by 19 researchers at an HFI workshop recently held at an international conference. Furthermore, we brought to light three potential design and research directions to inspire HFI futures, and, simultaneously, to build a foundation upon which HFI, gastronomy and food science communities can work together.