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Trust your guts: fostering embodied knowledge and sustainable practices through voice interaction

  • Despite various attempts to prevent food waste and motivate conscious food handling, household members find it difficult to correctly assess the edibility of food. With the rise of ambient voice assistants, we did a design case study to support households’ in situ decision-making process in collaboration with our voice agent prototype, Fischer Fritz. Therefore, we conducted 15 contextual inquiries to understand food practices at home. Furthermore, we interviewed six fish experts to inform the design of our voice agent on how to guide consumers and teach food literacy. Finally, we created a prototype and discussed with 15 consumers its impact and capability to convey embodied knowledge to the human that is engaged as sensor. Our design research goes beyond current Human-Food Interaction automation approaches by emphasizing the human-food relationship in technology design and demonstrating future complementary human-agent collaboration with the aim to increase humans’ competence to sense, think, and act.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Margarita Esau, Dennis Lawo, Thomas Neifer, Gunnar Stevens, Alexander Boden
Parent Title (English):Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
First Page:415
Last Page:434
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2022/11/29
Copyright:© The Author(s) 2022. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Funding:Open Access funding enabled and organized by Projekt DEAL.
Keyword:Co-performance; Embodied knowledge; Food literacy; Human-food interaction; Voice Assistants; food waste
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Verbraucherinformatik (IVI)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 005 Computerprogrammierung, Programme, Daten
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 65 Management, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / 658 Allgemeines Management
Entry in this database:2022/11/29
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International