EdiPulse: investigating a playful approach to self-monitoring through 3D printed chocolate treats

Rohit Ashok Khot, Deepti Aggarwal, Ryan Pennings, Larissa Hjorth, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Abstract

Self-monitoring offers benefits in facilitating awareness about physical exercise, but such data-centric activity may not always lead to an enjoyable experience. We introduce EdiPulse a novel system that creates activity treats to offer playful reflections on everyday physical activity through the appealing medium of chocolate. EdiPulse translates self-monitored data from physical activity into small 3D printed chocolate treats. These treats (< 20 grams of chocolate in total) embody four forms: Graph, Flower, Slogan and Emoji. We deployed our system across 7 households and studied its use with 13 participants for 2 weeks per household. The field study revealed positive aspects of our approach along with some open challenges, which we disseminate across five themes: Reflection, Positivity, Determination, Affection, and Co-experience. We conclude by highlighting key implications of our work for future playful food-based technology design in supporting the experience of being physically active. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsCliff Lampe, m.c. schraefel
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages6593-6607
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States of America
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 35th
https://chi2017.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3025453 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017
Abbreviated titleCHI 2017
CountryUnited States of America
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Chocolate printing
  • Food printing
  • Human food interactions
  • Physical activity
  • Quantified self
  • Self-monitoring

Cite this

Khot, R. A., Aggarwal, D., Pennings, R., Hjorth, L., & Mueller, F. F. (2017). EdiPulse: investigating a playful approach to self-monitoring through 3D printed chocolate treats. In C. Lampe, & M. C. schraefel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 6593-6607). [6593] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025980