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Pride and prejudice: Learning how chronically ill people think about food

Siek, Katie A.; Connelly, Kay H. and Rogers, Yvonne (2006). Pride and prejudice: Learning how chronically ill people think about food. In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems, 22-27 April 2006, Montréal, Québec, Canada, ACM Press, pp. 947–950.

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In this paper, we describe a formative study to learn how one chronically ill population thinks about food, mentally organizes food, and interprets consumption-level icons. We found that many participants let their pride influence their choices, resulting in preferred interfaces that they could not accurately interpret. The results indicate that participants organized food in similar ways, had difficulty reading from their preferred consumption-level icons, and wanted to combine multiple interface designs when searching for food.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 The Authors
Extra Information: Pages: 947-950
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19541
Depositing User: Jochen Rick
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 10:24
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 06:49
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