Summer School on Experimental Play

SIGCHI Sponsored summer school
Centre for Game Design Research, RMIT University, Australia

Dates: Nov 1-4, 2018

Dr. Rohit Ashok Khot

RMIT University, Austalia

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Playful Human Food Interaction

Although the field of HFI is still in its infancy, we see increased focus and explorations on using technology to support various food-related practices. However, most of the existing approaches undertake a very narrow view that focuses predominantly on the corrective use of technology to foster a specific behavior, and they miss out on richer perspectives that a multisensorial and inherently pleasurable media like food encompasses. Through my work and expertise in playful design, in this talk, I will advocate a celebratory/playful view on looking at food-based technology design.

Short bio:

Dr. Rohit Ashok Khot is the Deputy Director of the Exertion Games Lab; and Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Design at RMIT University, Australia. Rohit’s research embodies interdisciplinary strength and explores the amalgamation of design and technology in a creative way. Rohit designs, develops and studies technologies that aims to integrate into everyday practice and offer a pleasurable and fulfilling experience. Rohit is currently passionate about playful Human-Food Interaction (HFI) and has an ambitious goal to alter the common perception that food cannot be healthy and pleasurable at the same time.

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Slides of the talk coming soon.

Video recording of the talk.