FoodCHI 2017

Nov 17 - 18, 2017, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Debra Polson

Queensland University of Technology, Australia


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The Future Fruit Project. Combining Game Design, 3D Food Printing and Personalised Nutrition

The Future Fruit project brings together game designers, plant biologists, nutritionists, chemists and material scientists to create a novel way to deliver vital nutrients in remote locations through 3D printed foods. This collaboration has so far resulted in the design of a Virtual BioLab where you can custom design a Future Fruit before sending it to a 3D printer stocked with a new edible gel. This project demonstrates the potential for new collaborations across design and science and has implications for how we may adapt emerging technologies to promote personalised nutrition. Such a new field requires a combined effort to investigate, discover and deliver opportunities for accessible, sustainable, healthy practices. More info at: HubGames

Short bio:

Dr Deb Polson is the founder and director of HUB Studio (QUT) where advanced gaming technologies are adopted to design and develop dynamic data experiences, experimental scenarios and immersive environments. Deb is also currently a senior academic at the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology, teaching, researching and experimenting in the vibrant intersections of art, design, and science. research profile

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