This concept was a collaborative effort with designer Rachel Gladstone.
Together we designed a nutritional system that encourages young children to eat more green foods and promotes exercise.
The system uses paper cutouts, sing-along songs, and movement exercises along with an interactive app. The system allows children to interact and monitor the health of their Munch in real-time. The more greens the child eats, the healthier their Munch will become.
Information Design; Prototyping; Bodystorming; Data Visualization; Interaction Design; Research Methodologies; Experience Design;
This system targets early learners and helps reinforce positive nutritional behavior in young children by caring for a digital or physical avatar in either a classroom or at-home setting. The secondary audience would then be the teachers, parents, and soon-to-be parents who will support this methodology and reinforce the behavior that the children are learning.
We used both primary and secondary research to target an opportunity need and help focus the scope of our project. We then developed a promise, essence, and goals statement which we always referred back to. Throughout the process we conducted interviews, surveys, site visits, designed archetypes, and developed individual personas which included a day in the life scenario.
After the intial research phase was completed, we created a variety of paper prototypes for both the physical and digital experience.
To better understand the experience Rachel and I acted out the experience several times throughout the process, along with hosting user feedback sessions.
Physical and Digital Interactions:
We used both primary and secondary research in-order to focus the scope of our project. We conducted interviews, surveys, site visits, designed archetypes that included a day in the life scenario, and which allowed us to build out user personas.
How to simplify a complex system within a few short weeks and practice working through different research methodologies. We did a deep dive into the history of USDA nutrition models which informed how we approached this system.