The singing carrot: designing playful experiences with food sounds

Yan Wang, Zhuying Li, Robert S Jarvis, Rohit Ashok Khot, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Food sounds – sounds that certain foods make during eating through chewing, biting or licking – are key parts of the eating experience. They play an important role in establishing our perception about the palatability of food. We believe interactive technology offers unique opportunities to create novel playful experiences with food by playing with these sounds. In exploring this opportunity, we outline a structure on how we can explore playful sounds and present one case study of a novel interactive food experience: “The singing carrot”. The singing carrot generates unique digital sounds while eating a carrot. Ultimately, with our work, we aim to inspire and guide designers working with interactive playful food sound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts
EditorsZachary O. Toups, Peta Wyeth
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359689
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI PLAY 2018
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  • Food Play
  • Food sounds
  • Human-Food interaction

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