Baumer, E.P.S., Halpern, M., Khovanskaya, V., and Gay, G. K. (2014).
Probing the Market: Using Cultural Probes to Inform Design for Sustainable Food Practices at a Farmers’ Market. in Choi, J., Foth, M., and Hearn, G. (eds.) Eat, Cook, Grow: Mixing Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Food Interaction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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Baumer, E.P.S., Halpern, M., Khovanskaya, V., and Gay, G. K. (2011). The Practice of Everyday Sustainability: the View from a Farmers’ Market. in Everyday Practice and Sustainability: Understanding and Learning from Cultures of (Un)Sustainability, Workshop at ACM SIGCHI Conference, (Vancouver, BC).
Much HCI research has been devoted to encouraging sustainable decisions, but only recently have researchers begun to engage with how users define sustainability. This study explores the definition of sustainability, and its relation to other concerns, among visitors to a farmers’ market. Using cultural probes, we are exploring not only how people define sustainability, but also how the constitute, enact, and practice it in everyday life.