Capturing family recipes
for digital sharing
across generations
Lucy Buykx, Helen Petrie, Paul Cairns
HCI research group, ...
Motivation
Understanding the
problem

Testing success of
the solution
Research


Older adults
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Focus groups (n=15, age 60-80 years)
Food and shopping diaries (n=13, age 62-88
years, M=...
Food & shopping diary
Findings


Kitchen space is limited

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People use recipes for inspiration &
guidance more than literal instruction

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R...
Kitchen space is limited
Recipe use
Recipe collections
Recipe collections
Recipe collections
Future research


Testing the design variables



Participatory design with older adults and
younger generations
Questions
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Presentation at Include 2011 conference at Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/2968/all/1/include-2011.aspx

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  • Hamada 2005 Happy Cooking, Menneken 2010 Personal ChefSolving a problem of cooking many recipes at once/cooking complex recipesTesting was short user questionnaire, no user research of problem or comparison with paper recipes
  • Take picture of materials
  • Any surface space in kitchens is quickly covered with appliances
  • Recipes are propped up among everything else in use in the kitchen
  • Recipe collections contain magazine clippings, handwritten recipes, booklets, supermarket leaflets, many propped up on toasters
  • Collections not organised, basket, loose leaf binder – arrival order
  • Handwritten and sketchy, instructions not always included, sometimes graphical
  • Tomato sauce recipes
  • Capturing family recipes for digital sharing across generations

    1. 1. Capturing family recipes for digital sharing across generations Lucy Buykx, Helen Petrie, Paul Cairns HCI research group, Dept of Computer Science
    2. 2. Motivation Understanding the problem Testing success of the solution
    3. 3. Research  Older adults    Focus groups (n=15, age 60-80 years) Food and shopping diaries (n=13, age 62-88 years, M=69) Younger adults  Questionnaires (n=119, age 18-39, M=22.5; n=61, age 17-21 years, M=17.7)  Follow up interviews (n=5)
    4. 4. Food & shopping diary
    5. 5. Findings  Kitchen space is limited  People use recipes for inspiration & guidance more than literal instruction  Recipe collections come in all shapes & sizes but rarely digital
    6. 6. Kitchen space is limited
    7. 7. Recipe use
    8. 8. Recipe collections
    9. 9. Recipe collections
    10. 10. Recipe collections
    11. 11. Future research  Testing the design variables  Participatory design with older adults and younger generations
    12. 12. Questions

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