MAKING YOUR FOOD
Compared with eating in restaurant, having homemade food is very beneficial to our health. However, very few college students would like to bring their own homemade food to school. During my research, I found that a great number of students feel that it's difficult to find a buddy to eat with. Also, if their friends prefer eating in the restaurant, they would be easily influenced.
"I WOULD FEEL A LITTLE EMBARRASSED IF EATING MY HOMEMADE FOOD WITH NO ONE ELSE DOING IT TOGETHER. "
1. Encourage healthy eating for students - bringing homemade food to school
2. Motivate social interaction - food sharing activities
User Study 1 (interview+observation)
16 campus students (10 female, 6 male)
1. Krannert Art Museum Gallery,
School of Art and Design
2. Ikenberry Dining Hall
3. Sieble Center,
School of Engineering
1. Create casual talks and ask questions
2. Invite interviewees doing questionnaire
user study 2
1. Ikenberry Dining Hall
Observe students' eating behaviour
(Individually / with others)
user study findings
1. The food that students like bringing to school is mostly simple and easy to prepare. Such as, beans, fruits…
2. Students who eat alone are very likely to play with their mobile devices.
3. The majority of students don’t like eating alone. Only few male students totally don’t care eating alone in public spaces. Some students prefer buying and bringing food home if they can’t find someone to eat with.
4. Most interviewed students have positive attitude towards making food by themselves.They would like making their own food in their home, but it depends whether to bring it to campus.
5. About four fifth students said it would be a great motivation for them to prepare their food if they can directly see someone they know are making food by themselves.
6. Most students would like to try food sharing activity. Two students mentioned that if they can get guarantee that the students who had their food would invite them to join their home-making food, they would like to continue this activity.
7. Gender issue. Some students mentioned that it may be a little embarrassed to eat with people in different gender.
low-fi mock up
1. What does “Setting fixed schedule” means? (Most confused part)
2. Is there any connection with the “News feed” and “Activity”?
3. Some students don’t like eating with new people.
They hope to have function which can let them easily find friends to eat with.
4. Meet people to eat—Gender issue.
5. “Location” is important, especially for rapid eating and real-time interaction.
usability test findings