• Thesis exploring the intersection of design and futures.
  • "We operate constantly in nano-, micro- and macro-future spaces. Nano-future predictions are made by our brain even though we are not consciously aware of them. Micro-futures, along with macro-futures comprise our personal observable and recognizable future horizon…. So how can we enhance our ability to recognize alternative futures, to see beyond day-to-day routines and familiar models? How could we use the information flows around us to explore our possible micro- and macro-futures? How to expand personal future horizon? We need to be actively bombarded with alternatives that challenge our models of subjective reality. Alternative futures can be exposed when we confront surprising things or recognize previously unnoticed factors of our everyday life."
  • "FutureSelf is an evocative game-like system that constructs an interactive textual narrative describing the future of an individual. The evolving narrative can be treated as a future forecast but also as an alternate path of one’s existence. FutureSelf creates future simulations using the digitized information about the individual and her surroundings (e.g. social data). The system utilizes automatically the available information that is stored and processed in digital networked environments."
  • The aim of this study was to produce a validated satiety index of common foods…. The results show that isoenergetic servings of different foods differ greatly in their satiating capacities. This is relevant to the treatment and prevention of overweight and obesity.
    (tags: diet satiety)
  • "Studies by Australian researcher Dr. Susanne Holt at the University of Sydney have developed one of the most exciting diet concepts ever. Called the "Satiety Index", it was developed by having students come in the morning and eat 240-calorie portions of a specific food. Then they rated their feelings of hunger every 15 minutes, and over the next two hours, students could go to a buffet table and eat as much as the liked, all under the observation of researchers. Using white bread as the baseline of 100, they scored 38 different foods that were given to the students. Foods scoring higher than 100 were judged to be more satisfying than white bread, while those under 100 were less satisfying. Foods that have a higher satiety index keep hunger down longer, and would be better choices for those who want to lose weight." Winners: baked potato, fish, beans, beef, apples, oranges, oatmeal.
    (tags: diet)