3rd International Conference on Food Design

Join us on February 17-18, 2017

For the first time ever, the 3rd International Conference on Food Design offers an opportunity for the worldwide Food Design community to virtually meet, mingle and share research and projects. The 3rd International Conference on Food Design is the first completely virtual and completely free conference for academics, professionals, and industries.

The 3rd International Conference on Food Design follows the Second International Conference on Food Design (New York, 2015), and theFirst International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food (London, 2012), but this time, we go VIRTUAL!

This conference will be 100% Virtual and 100% Free, but still with everything a conference needs: a reviewing process, Conference Proceedings, presentations, a space for networking, a Food Design Exhibition, and the possibility to publish in a Journal.

How to Register and Apply

Participants can apply for:

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS: This session is for researchers, from industry or academia, who have contributed to the Food Design world and want to share their findings for the benefit of the industry, practitioners, and other researchers. The conference will have proceedings with ISBN.

Outcome: 15 min presentation + abstract in Conference Proceedings (see below) + possibility for your paper to be selected for the International Journal of Food Design.

PRACTICE PRESENTATIONS: This session is for designers, design students, and researchers who have worked on improving this world with tangible solutions. This session is about projects, products, system, services, and anything designed for and around food as a material, and for and around the act of eating. Selected projects will enter the Virtual Food Design Exhibition.

Outcome: 15 min presentation + project in the Virtual Food Design Exhibition (see below)

DISCUSSION ROOMS: Discussion Rooms are virtual rooms where a group of experts tackle, disassemble, dive into one Food Design issue, providing different perspectives, arguments, and points of view, and finally generating together a new insight, understanding, and conclusion.

Outcome: 30 min discussion + abstract in Conference Proceedings (see below) + possibility for your paper to be selected for the International Journal of Food Design.

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The Food Design Target – a visualisation of Design opportunities

How do I design a food product, a service, a dish, an eating event or a food truck that makes people go “wow”?

I thought about this question for a looooong time, and I condensed my answer into a simple diagram, which I call the Food Design Target. A diagram, or a target, that visualises all the aspects Food Designers should consider when designing anything that has to do with food or eating. Enjoy!

What about you? Are you interested in Food Design?

Are you interested in designing dishes, food products, restaurants, cafes, food events, or food trucks? I have created a FREE Food Design email course that might interest you! Food Design lessons delivered to your inbox, to help you sharpen your Food Design skills =)

Spicy Korean Noodle Challenge: a Food Design perspective =)

And one day while walking through the streets of Seoul, I walked into a 7eleven and I saw them…. I saw the Korea Spicy Noodles everybody was talking about! So I bought them and brought them to Belfast, where two days later I was speaking at CHME16 Conference (May 5, 2016). While in Belfast I discussed these noodles and this curious challenge-frenzy with Dr Lynsey Hollywood.

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Once upon a time I had a dream… I dreamt of going to Japan and participating to a tea ceremony. Well… just believe in your dreams enough and they will come true! =)

It was magical! Thank you Masumi =)

http://www.teaceremonykyoto.com

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

The Blind Alley: a racoon themed cafe

And then it was the time of a cafe with Racoons…. =) How could I not go!

This is another example of a food service with a great idea, but an overall design that wasn’t pushed as far as it could have.

To review the cafe I’ve used the 6 propositions for the Experience-Centric Service. I’ve made a review of that article, and you can watch it here.

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

A Sheep Kissed me on the Cheek!

Food Design Service Review on the Thanks Nature Cafe in Seoul, South Korea.

In this review you’re going to witness the best moment of my life! This animal themed cafe has two sheep, and during my visit, one of them SPONTANEOUSLY kissed me on the cheek.

To review the cafe I’ve used the 6 propositions for the Experience-Centric Service. I’ve made a review of that article, and you can watch it here.

 

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

Experience-Centric Services

This article is for anyone who is designing or re-designing a restaurant, a cafe, or any other food service. This article gives incredibly useful information for all Food Service Designers!

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Hello Kitty Cafe

I had a coffee with the most famous cat in the world =)

This is my review of the Hello Kitty Cafe in Seoul,  South Korea. To review this I’ve used the Five Aspects Meal Model, a model that describes the five aspects influencing the eating experience.

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

The Cronut!

In December 2013 a Croissant and a Doughnut had a baby… and the Cronut was born! A good example of how often creativity is the result of the combination of two existing ideas!

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

Lego Cafe in Seoul, South Korea

A Food Design Service Review on the Lego cafe called Get and Show Cafe, in Seoul, South Korea. Disappointing! Why didn’t they just let me play with lego? I had to buy the lego in order to play with them! I don’t get it. Here we talk a little about this aspect and what a Food Service (restaurant or cafe for example) can do to create customer engagement.

 

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?