Keywords

food, decision support, knowledge collaboration, visualization, interaction design

Start Date

1-7-2010 12:00 AM

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Bruce Sterling defines spimes, in part, as extensively rich streams of data and informationabout things. From a theoretical viewpoint, the concept of spimes is indeed interesting,with seemingly endless possibilities for enriching our knowledge about the things all around us.In terms of our everyday decision-making activities, spimes could have significant influence onour behaviours, empowering us to make more informed choices. No where is this more true thanin topics relating to sustainability, especially in how sustainability relates to the selection of thefood that we eat. With vast amounts of information available, the issue of selecting good food canbe difficult and more adequate support is needed. This paper proposes a framework for designby discussing a model of social interaction which encourages, engages, and motivates consumerparticipation, enabling consumers to share experiences and bridge knowledge barriers. By developinga framework for community support in such respects, we ensure information quality,transparency, and potentially provide more effective consumer support accordingly. Thus, wehave a greater chance of choosing better food selections, specifically those from the perspectiveof integrating more sustainable choices in our everyday food selections.

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Social Shopping Using Food Spimes

Bruce Sterling defines spimes, in part, as extensively rich streams of data and informationabout things. From a theoretical viewpoint, the concept of spimes is indeed interesting,with seemingly endless possibilities for enriching our knowledge about the things all around us.In terms of our everyday decision-making activities, spimes could have significant influence onour behaviours, empowering us to make more informed choices. No where is this more true thanin topics relating to sustainability, especially in how sustainability relates to the selection of thefood that we eat. With vast amounts of information available, the issue of selecting good food canbe difficult and more adequate support is needed. This paper proposes a framework for designby discussing a model of social interaction which encourages, engages, and motivates consumerparticipation, enabling consumers to share experiences and bridge knowledge barriers. By developinga framework for community support in such respects, we ensure information quality,transparency, and potentially provide more effective consumer support accordingly. Thus, wehave a greater chance of choosing better food selections, specifically those from the perspectiveof integrating more sustainable choices in our everyday food selections.