1. Acting as the link between disciplines in a multidisciplinary project.
2. Applying the Trans-Theoretical model.
3. Developing an intelligent system.
Climate change might perhaps be the biggest global challenge we face nowadays as global warming because of carbon emissions is fundamentally changing the planet. Food production and transport are a big contribution to this as a quarter of all man-made carbon emissions are associated with the food system. However, for many people there is not a clear connection between climate impact and the food they consume every day. In order to reduce man-made emissions, it is important that new generations get accustomed to sustainable lifestyle choices. The purpose of this research project is to examine how a shared physicalization of food consumption can create awareness on climate impact and empower a community to change behavior. To this end, we designed Econundrum, a physicalization that visualizes how dietary choices create different carbon footprints per member of a community. The field study showed how a physical representation is supportive in creating awareness within a community and facilitated in first steps towards change.