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Designing For Behavior And Culture In Local Food Systems, Christiana Lackner, J. P. Pellicciaro Jun 2014

Designing For Behavior And Culture In Local Food Systems, Christiana Lackner, J. P. Pellicciaro

Food Systems Summit 2014

Although food systems and design may seem like they do not have much in common, design is as essential to the human experience as food. Herbert Simon is quoted as saying, "Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones."

This view positions design to help address current issues around behavior and culture in local food systems. In this paper, we analyze the approaches of various common and emerging models in the local food movement through several design lenses. We highlight opportunities for innovation in local food initiatives by using design-based thinking tools that ...