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Homemade cookbooks: a recipe for sharing

HJ Davis, B Nansen, F Vetere, T Robertson, M Brereton, J Durick, K Vaisutis

Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS | ACM Press | Published : 2014


In this paper we contribute to the growing body of research into the use and design of technology in the kitchen. This research aims to identify opportunities for designing technologies that may augment existing cooking traditions and in particular familial recipe sharing practices. Using ethnographic techniques, we identify the homemade cookbook as a significant material and cultural artifact in the family kitchen. We report on findings from our study by providing descriptive accounts of various homemade cookbooks, and offer design considerations for digitally augmenting homemade cookbooks. Copyright © 2014 ACM.