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New Workshop Timetable!!!!!!

On and Off
the Table:
Food and Wine Interactions

Tuesday 4 December 2018
Swinburne University
Innovation Precinct
William Street Hawthorn
Melbourne Australia

The Workshop

One Day of Food-Wine-Exploration-Activities-Disruption and Fun
4 December 2018
Workshop: in the kitchen and on the bus


Food and wine are an important part of our everyday lives, not just for sustenance, but for the enjoyment and human interactions it invokes. “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” (Clifton Faddiman, Author).


In our workshop, On and Off the Table: Re-Imagining Food and Wine Interactions, we will examine the ways in which current human experiences of food and wine can be re-imagined and extended through the innovative design of interactive technologies. HCI research has shown that food is regularly informed and shaped by digital device use. The same is happening in interactions with wine. This workshop will explore new and innovative practices in human-food interaction (HFI) and human-wine interaction (HWI), both on and off the table, including: playing with food, use of technology, digital and live storytelling, 3D food printing, DIY wine fermentation tools, music, sharing experiences. We invite contributions from researchers, designers, food and wine scientists and enthusiasts, industry partners (restaurateurs, winemakers) and other practitioners interested in working towards a complex framework for future HFI and HWI research.



coffee in the kitchen – greet and meet - introducing workshop themes, agenda, organisers



participant FOOD presentations – Level 4 workshop area



RE-IMAGINING Food Interactions - Panel Discussion




10:45 – 12:15

Digital Food Cards, with Marketa Dolejsova, Level 4 workshop area


12:30- Bus departs Fire Station to the Yarra Valley, participant WINE presentations en-route

1:30 - 2:30

Light Lunch at Coldstream Brewery (the experience of story)


2:45 - 3:15

Domain Chandon (interpretation experience of the making process)


3:30 - 4:15

Yering Station (gallery sculpture display, wine appreciation and context)


4:30 - 5:00

Yarra Valley Dairy (blending history and experience) - afternoon coffee



Bus returns to Swinburne 

The Workshop


Danielle Wilde, University of Southern Denmark

"Food for Thought" PDF

Jinglan Zang, Queensland University of Technology

"Be My Cook: Sharing Cooking Skills in Australian Urban Neighborhood and Beyond" PDF

Hasan Sahid Ferdous, The University of Melbourne

"Heart, Mind, and Will: Designing Technologies for Family Mealtimes" PDF

Margot Brereton, Alessandro Soro, Aloha, Cara, Diego, Anna, Andy, Jennyfer, QUT

"In Vino Veritas: Wine, Design, and Philosophy in a Glass" PDF

Jeni Paay, Swinburne & Marianna Sigala, UniSA

"Meaning and Memorability in Wine Experience through Digital Storytelling"

Accepted Papers


The Organisers

Meet the workshop organisers

Markéta Dolejšová is a Ph.D. candidate at the National University of Singapore focusing on socio-technical contexts of digital food lifestyles. Her practice-based research refers to Speculative and Critical Design methodologies that she extends into participatory public engagement events.

Jesper Kjeldskov is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Aalborg University, Denmark. He leads the Human-Centred Computing group where key research areas include domestic computing, mobile interaction design, and blended spaces for distributed collaborative practices such as cooking together. 

Jeni Paay is Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology. She is Director of the “User Experience for Services” research program in the Centre for Design Innovation, where UX in Wine Tourism is a key project area. 

Hilary Davis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology. Her work investigates the role digital technologies play in people’s work, social activities and home lives. She is interested in how digital cookbooks, and digital technologies generally, might impact on intergenerational familial relationships at mealtimes.

Special Guest Commentator:

Elizabeth Churchill

Google USA

Past Events

Past Events

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Getting to Swinburne University
Innovation Precinct

Catch trains from City to Glenferrie Station (~10mins)

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blue star = Glenferrie Train Station

pink star = Innovation Precinct

purple star = Santoni Pizza Restaurant

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