iScream! – Playful interactive ice cream
“iScream!” is a novel capacitive-sensing ice cream cone that plays different sounds when eating ice cream, supporting a positive and playful relationship with food. The system supports multiple sounds and works with any ice cream. In our study, we examined how players explored the different auditory interaction possibilities with their eating actions while the different sounds in turn modified those eating actions.
With this work, I demonstrate how interactive technology can be used to draw attention to the food, which is a key strategy for mindful eating that advocates an enjoyable relationship with food in order to prevent mindless eating, where we just eat without paying attention to it, which can result in eating disorders or overeating.
Yan Wang, Zhuying Li, Robert Jarvis, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller. 2019. IScream!: Towards the Design of Playful Gustosonic Experiences with Ice Cream. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Paper INT047, 1–4. ( PDF | ACM LINK )
Yan Wang, Zhuying Li, Robert S. Jarvis, Angelina Russo, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller. 2019. Towards Understanding the Design of Playful Gustosonic Experiences with Ice Cream. In Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 239–251. ( PDF | ACM LINK )