Food fails to cheer people up...
User research includes survey, 6 interviews targeting university students which are population around us, and looked at demographics coming from psychology journal and papers, to see if the problem also apply to a larger group.
help university students use food to defeat negative feeling in a healthy way?
Let people enjoy eating
Assist rational snack decision making
Raise conscious during eating
Intervention needs to be personalized for different food preferences
2. Physical availability
of good food has to be considered.
Food craving is impulsive and urgent
, allows a short period of time for intervention.
Gather food preference.
Recommend better food choice to deal with depression.
Reflect behavior history.
Calm down emotional eating.
Provide nutrition knowledge.
A mascot guides through onboarding
Drawn from user's social needs, we design a mascot to assist onboarding and be a companion through the whole experience.