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Zapico, J. L. & Maja, S. (2018). Transparent farmers: how farmers are using technology for new ways of selling and communicating with consumers. In: Birgit Penzenstadler, Steve Easterbrook, Colin Venters & Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Ed.), ICT4S2018, 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability: . Paper presented at 5th International Conference on ICT4S, Toronto, Canada, May 14-18, 2018 (pp. 398-409). EasyChair Publications, 52
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transparent farmers: how farmers are using technology for new ways of selling and communicating with consumers
2018 (English)In: ICT4S2018, 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability / [ed] Birgit Penzenstadler, Steve Easterbrook, Colin Venters & Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, EasyChair Publications , 2018, Vol. 52, p. 398-409Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a growing number of farmers embracing information and communication technologies (ICT) as a way of enabling direct sales to consumers and creating added value through involving the consumers and making food production more transparent. This article presents the case of Nybrukarna, a community supported agriculture (CSA) cooperative in the south of Sweden, and explores how social media is used in their operation. The social media posts during a growing season were analyzed and used to identify different cases. Three main themes were identified: (1) practical communication and feedback from customers; (2) increasing transparency of crop production and values; (3) marketing and direct sales. These results were combined with information from a survey with feedback of the CSA customers, and a survey with growers in similar context, for identifying and discussing challenges, drivers, and opportunities for future development and research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EasyChair Publications, 2018
Series
EPiC Series in Computing, ISSN 2398-7340 ; 52
Keywords
CSA, Farming, Food, Social media, Transparency
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84615 (URN)10.29007/fmhh (DOI)
Conference
5th International Conference on ICT4S, Toronto, Canada, May 14-18, 2018
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved
Björn, H. & Zapico, J. L. (2018). What Can You Do with 100 kWh?: A Longitudinal Study of Using an Interactive Energy Comparison Tool to Increase Energy Awareness. Sustainability, 10(7), Article ID 2269.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What Can You Do with 100 kWh?: A Longitudinal Study of Using an Interactive Energy Comparison Tool to Increase Energy Awareness
2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 7, article id 2269Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Reducing the use of energy is important for several reasons, such as saving money and reducing impact on the climate. However, the awareness among non-experts of how much energy is required by different activities and appliances is generally low, which can lead to wrong prioritizations. In this study, we have developed an interactive tool to increase “energy awareness”, and performed a longitudinal study to evaluate its effect. A group of 58 students first did a test to benchmark their current energy awareness, where their current knowledge of energy used for 14 different activities, such as driving vehicles and using home appliances, was measured. They then tried the interactive learning tool for 10 min. Next, they did the same test immediately after trying the tool, then again one week after trying the tool, and finally again six months after trying the tool. The results showed a significant learning effect in energy awareness with a “huge” effect size of 2.25 immediately after the intervention, a “very large” effect size of 1.70 after one week, and a “large” effect size of 0.93 after six months. The results further showed that the respondents consistently underestimated what 100 kWh could be used for, and especially so for appliances and activities requiring little energy. Before the intervention, on average they underestimated how much 100 kWh could be used for by 95.2%, and six months after the intervention the underestimation was 86.8%.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2018
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77062 (URN)10.3390/su10072269 (DOI)000440947600160 ()2-s2.0-85049384194 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-06 Created: 2018-08-06 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Zapico, J. L. & Hedin, B. (2017). Energy Weight: Tangible Interface for Increasing Energy Literacy. In: 2017 Fifth IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017): . Paper presented at 5th IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT), DEC 06-07, 2017, Funchal, PORTUGAL (pp. 97-99). IEEE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energy Weight: Tangible Interface for Increasing Energy Literacy
2017 (English)In: 2017 Fifth IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017), IEEE, 2017, p. 97-99Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Increasing energy literacy has been identified as an important topic in order to help people understand their energy use and thereby enabling them to reduce their energy use. We have developed a tangible interface for helping people learn about energy by using wooden blocks as representation of several common cases of energy use. These are then placed on a digital scale connected to a computer which visualizes how many solar panels are required to power these.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2017
Series
Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, ISSN 2377-5580
Keywords
Sustainable HCI, Energy Literacy, Tangible interfaces, Technology Enhanced Learning, Work in Progress
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76910 (URN)10.23919/SustainIT.2017.8379807 (DOI)000436181400017 ()2-s2.0-85050029554 (Scopus ID)978-3-901882-99-9 (ISBN)
Conference
5th IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT), DEC 06-07, 2017, Funchal, PORTUGAL
Available from: 2018-07-17 Created: 2018-07-17 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Björn, H. & Zapico, J. L. (2017). Kilowh.at – Increasing Energy Awareness Using an Interactive Energy Comparison Tool. In: de Vries, P.W., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Siemons, L., Beerlage-de Jong, N., van Gemert-Pijnen, L (Ed.), Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors. Paper presented at 12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 4–6, 2017 (pp. 175-185). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kilowh.at – Increasing Energy Awareness Using an Interactive Energy Comparison Tool
2017 (English)In: Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors / [ed] de Vries, P.W., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Siemons, L., Beerlage-de Jong, N., van Gemert-Pijnen, L, Springer, 2017, p. 175-185Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Reducing the use of energy is important for several reasons, such as saving money and reducing impact on the climate. However, the awareness among non-experts of how much energy is required by different activities is generally low, which can lead to wrong prioritizations. In this study, we have developed an interactive tool to increase “energy awareness”. A group of 58 students first did a test to benchmark their current energy awareness, then tried the tool for 10 min, and then did the same test immediately after trying the prototype and one week after trying the prototype. In addition, they answered questions regarding which, if any, of the energy requirement of different activities surprised them, any thoughts about their own energy use aroused after using the prototype and what they thought about using the tool compared to more conventional methods of learning. The results showed a significant learning effect in energy awareness with a very strong effect size of 1.689, that they were most surprised by the energy required to produce a hamburger, 39 of 58 explicitly said they intended to change one or more aspects in order to improve their energy use, where 24 actions involved changing habits and 18 actions was of a one-time investment character. The attitude towards using such a tool instead of more conventional learning was very good and the words most frequently used to describe the tool was good, simple and easy to use, fun, and interesting, but five users also said they were bored after a while. In total the results indicate that using an interactive tool like this even for a limited time is a good way to in an efficient and fun way increase energy awareness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 10171
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61462 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_14 (DOI)000413012900014 ()2-s2.0-85015972581 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-55133-3 (ISBN)978-3-319-55134-0 (ISBN)
Conference
12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 4–6, 2017
Available from: 2017-03-19 Created: 2017-03-19 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Zapico, J. L., Katzeff, C., Ulrica, B. & Rebecka, M. (2016). Eco-feedback Visualization for Closing the Gap of Organic Food Consumption. In: Proceedings of the  NordiCHI '16: The 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : Game Changing Design. Paper presented at The 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction NordiCHI '16, October 23 - 27, 2016, Gothenburg. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Article ID 75.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eco-feedback Visualization for Closing the Gap of Organic Food Consumption
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the  NordiCHI '16: The 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : Game Changing Design, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016, article id 75Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents the results of EcoPanel, an eco-feedback visualization created in collaboration with a Swedish food retailer. The visualization uses automatic data gathering to provide consumers with detailed information and long-term trends about their organic food consumption. The results from a five months test with 65 users show an increase in organic purchases compared to the control group, especially for the users who overestimated their percentage of organic food before the test. From the results we point out the possibilities of using visualization as a way of creating insight on behaviors such as food consumption, that are difficult to grasp from individual actions. This insight can be a way of closing the gap between attitudes and actual behavior, helping users that are already aware and willing to change, to perform more sustainable.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57856 (URN)10.1145/2971485.2971507 (DOI)000390298600075 ()2-s2.0-84997426786 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-4763-1 (ISBN)
Conference
The 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction NordiCHI '16, October 23 - 27, 2016, Gothenburg
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-11-08 Created: 2016-11-08 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved
Svenfelt, Å. & Zapico, J. L. (2016). Sustainable food systems with ICT?. In: 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2016): . Paper presented at The 4th International Conference ICT for Sustainability, ‘Smart and Sustainable’(ICT4S 2016, Aug 29 - 1 Sep, 2016, Amsterdam (pp. 194-201). Atlantis Press, 46
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable food systems with ICT?
2016 (English)In: 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2016), Atlantis Press , 2016, Vol. 46, p. 194-201Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The food system is burdened by many and severe negative environmental and social impacts. Two of the reasons for the impacts are the increasing scale and globalisation of the food system. ICT has been put forward as a means to enhance sustainability in society, yet the potential for food systems is underexplored. In this paper we review ICT solutions for improved sustainability of food systems, which are used in practice or are discussed as potential solutions. The aim is to identify ICT solutions that can potentially enhance sustainability in the food system. We review mostly scientific literature. The ICT solutions are categorized according to four main purposes of the approach, to 1) efficiency through monitoring and assessment of environmental impact, 2) enhance transparency and traceability in the food system, 3) creating network between actors in the food chains, 4)influence and change food practices. We conclude that there is no coherent research field covering ICT in food systems. The papers reviewed are scattered over several disciplines and scientific journals. We also conclude that there is a predominance of research on monitoring of food production and ransparency and traceability in the food chain. More research is needed that take on holistic approaches and include several parts of the food system.Furthermore, we would also like to see more research onwhat sustainable food systems could be like and how ICT couldsupport and perhaps sometimes hinder such developments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atlantis Press, 2016
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research, ISSN 2352-538X
Keywords
ICT4S, ICT, food, agriculture, sustainability
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56398 (URN)000390856600023 ()978-94-6252-224-4 (ISBN)
Conference
The 4th International Conference ICT for Sustainability, ‘Smart and Sustainable’(ICT4S 2016, Aug 29 - 1 Sep, 2016, Amsterdam
Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-09-06 Last updated: 2017-01-26Bibliographically approved
Bohne, U., Zapico, J. L. & Katzeff, C. (2015). The EcoPanel: designing for reflection on greener grocery shopping practices. In: Proceedings of Enviroinfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015: . Paper presented at Joint Conference on 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection / 3rd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (EnviroInfo and ICT4S), SEP 07-09, 2015, Univ Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DENMARK (pp. 221-228).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The EcoPanel: designing for reflection on greener grocery shopping practices
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of Enviroinfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015, 2015, p. 221-228Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While the purchases of organic food are increasing rapidly, it accounts for only a small fraction of the total consumption, and there is still a big gap between consumer values awareness and the actual consumption. This article explores how detailed personal feedback could help the households to gain insight and reflect on their consumption, the text presents the design process of developing a prototype, the EcoPanel, in collaboration with a major player on the food retail market. Based on the access to detailed tracking of purchase data, the aim of the design was to provide relevant feedback to facilitate for reflection on the user's own food choices. The design prototype is intended to serve as an instrument for insight and reflection and to bring unconscious aspects of grocery shopping to conscious awareness. Following a research through design approach, this article describes the interdependent steps in designing the EcoPanel and design decisions playing a role for users' critical reflection of their food choice practices. It discusses the intention of each module in providing insight. Finally, we discuss how a social practice perspective may be useful for identifying fruitful future research into the design for more sustainable grocery shopping practices

Series
ACSR-Advances in Comptuer Science Research, ISSN 2352-538X ; 22
Keywords
food, eco-feedback, sustainable practice, design, organic food
National Category
Media Engineering
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48453 (URN)000365044700026 ()978-94-62520-92-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Joint Conference on 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection / 3rd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (EnviroInfo and ICT4S), SEP 07-09, 2015, Univ Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved
Zapico, J. L. (2014). Blinded by data: The risks of the implicit focus on data in ICT for Sustainability. In: ICT4S: . Paper presented at The 2nd international conference ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014, Stockholm in August 24-27 2014 (pp. 148-154). Atlantis Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blinded by data: The risks of the implicit focus on data in ICT for Sustainability
2014 (English)In: ICT4S, Atlantis Press , 2014, p. 148-154Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability is a normative concept, building on ideas such as justice, equity and responsibility, and based on human culture and society. Computers, internet, and the technologies that are central in our network society embed also normative values and are part of a cultural context. But the work looking at computer technologies and sustainability has been mostly oriented towards either calculating the impact of technology or using technology as a tool for solving practical problems. ICT is seen as a neutral system to be used or study, while the more normative aspects are mostly overlooked. This paper explores some of the problems arising from these overlooked normative values, such as focusing only on quantifiable problems while forgetting other aspects that may be as important but not easy to put in numbers, or trusting too much in numbers while hiding assumption and model choices. This paper suggests that more critical reflection on these questions is needed in the research area, as well as developing more connections with existing research on these topics in more traditional disciplines.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atlantis Press, 2014
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research, ISSN 2352-538X
National Category
Media Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42189 (URN)10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.18 (DOI)2-s2.0-84928036611 (Scopus ID)978-94-62520-22-6 (ISBN)
Conference
The 2nd international conference ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014, Stockholm in August 24-27 2014
Available from: 2015-04-12 Created: 2015-04-12 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Zapico, J. L. (2014). Green Hackathon: Hacking for sustainable food. In: 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability 2014, ICT4S-WS 2014, Co-Located with ICT4S 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014 through 27 August 2014: . Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability 2014, ICT4S-WS 2014, Co-Located with ICT4S 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014 through 27 August 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green Hackathon: Hacking for sustainable food
2014 (English)In: 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability 2014, ICT4S-WS 2014, Co-Located with ICT4S 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014 through 27 August 2014, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42190 (URN)2-s2.0-84908676298 (Scopus ID)
Conference
2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability 2014, ICT4S-WS 2014, Co-Located with ICT4S 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014 through 27 August 2014
Note

This Green Hackathon was organized as a preconference activity to ICT4S, an international conference on the use of ICT for sustainability, organized by CESC at KTH. The Green Hackathon started with a keynote from Jorge Zapico who is the co-founder of the Green Hackathon initiative and works as a researcher and part-time vegetable farmer. He introduced the idea of the hackathon and a short background on the sustainability challenges of food production. The starting point of the event was that food production and consumption have become a major driver behind environmental degradation, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and degradation of land and freshwater. Agriculture must be transformed to be sustainable and must deliver sufficient amounts of food for the growing population (both through increased efficiency and dietary changes) and also cut greenhouse gas emissions; counteract biodiversity loss; reduce water use and phase out pollution from agricultural chemicals.

Available from: 2015-04-12 Created: 2015-04-12 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Zapico, J. L., Pargman, D., Ebner, H. & Eriksson, E. (2013). Hacking sustainability: Broadening participation through Green Hackathons. In: : . Paper presented at Fourth International Symposium on End-User Development. June 10-13, 2013, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hacking sustainability: Broadening participation through Green Hackathons
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Green Hackathon is an international series of coding events withsustainability purpose. Developers, researchers, environmental practitioners,and anyone else who is interested, work for a limited amount of time to createinnovative software solutions for sustainability. These events have explicitlyaimed to invite a broad spectrum of expertise besides technical expertise. Thisarticle presents the experiences and tensions of including these end users at amostly technically oriented event, and discusses how end-user developmentcould be used to encourage more reflective practices and as well as broadeningthe participation and the interdisciplinary collaboration in these events – withhigher-quality as a prospective outcome.

National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42228 (URN)
Conference
Fourth International Symposium on End-User Development. June 10-13, 2013, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Available from: 2015-04-13 Created: 2015-04-13 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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