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Experiencing the impact of food choices through a playful, interactive supermarket environment.

Jager, Joris (2021) Experiencing the impact of food choices through a playful, interactive supermarket environment.

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Abstract:Food production is a big part of the total greenhouse gas emission. Therefore, it is important that our food choices become more sustainable. The first step to this is making people aware of the impact of their food choices. After this, they need to know how to make sustainable food choices. Therefore, this thesis aims to make children aware of the impact of their food choices through using interactive technology. The creative technology design process will be used to create and evaluate an interactive installation that can be used in the supermarket. This is to gain insights on how to use interactive technology in a playful way in the supermarket environment to make children more aware of their food choices. First research was performed on what factors influenced the food choices of children and how children’s food choices can be changed. After this, research about sustainable food was performed. This data was used to make an effective prototype. Thereafter interviews with the stakeholders were performed to get insights into their needs. After this, interesting technologies were researched to use as a starting point for the ideation. A mind map of interesting concepts was made. The interesting concepts were picked, and an initial idea was made. After this, a prototype was made. The effectiveness of this prototype was tested in the supermarket environment. The result of this research was that the children did like to use the prototype that was made based on the data that was collected, but they did not pay attention to the information about sustainable food choices. Because of this, they did not become aware of the impact of their food choices by using the prototype. Therefore, more research needs to be performed on how to display the information in a child-friendly way.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86901
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