Dr Rohit Ashok Khot is an interaction designer whose research on Human Computer Interaction provides insights into how we use everyday technologies.
human computer interaction; playful interaction design; quantified-self (Personal Informatics); 3D and food printing; human food interactions
Dr Khot is an interaction designer at RMIT’s Exertion Games Lab with expertise in human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and playful design. He employs a user-centric real-world context to design, develop and study technologies that could integrate into everyday practices.
Although 3D printers and food printers are poised to become household appliances, little is known about how and why people use them. Dr Khot examines their potential to offer design researchers, academics and industry working in the areas of quantified self-systems, new design thinking to build technologies where people track their activity data for self-reflection.
Dr Khot plans to design playful food-based interactions which shape the way we understand, eat and enjoy food. This could serve as a precursor for food printing to define future meals, nutrition intake, and dining experiences. His research at RMIT’s Exertion Games Lab is aligned with the design and creative practice Enabling Capability Platform.
Dr Rohit Ashok Khot earned his PhD from RMIT in 2016 for his research into how emerging technologies like 3D printers and food printers make physical activity more memorable and enjoyable. He has published at tier-1 conferences and won accolades, including an IBM PhD fellowship. Dr Khot’s work on 3D-printed chocolates won wide media attention in 2015.
Dr Khot was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2017 and is based in the School of Media and Communication.