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Design to Eat Smart! A Design Framework for Pervasive Interventions of Eating Habits

Seemingly trivial eating habits, such as eating too fast, have been linked to diverse and rather serious health issues. While  technology-mediated interventions have leveraged several strategies to promote healthy dietary habits, designing successful pervasive interventions remains challenging. This paper offers three contributions with the aim to assist the design of eating interventions: 1) a review of 62 studies focusing on interventions targeting eating habits; 2) a generative design framework with multiple design parameters; 3) an exploration of the potential efficacy of the developed framework. Through this work, designers have an entry point into the prominent trends aimed at designing tools that make us aware of our eating habits, and ultimately guide us in making choices suited at our goals. We validate the generative nature of our design framework and further propose new exploratory directions.

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Zuoyi Zhang, Teng Han, John Swystun, Yumiko Sakamoto, and Pourang Irani. 2020. Design to Eat Smart! A Design Framework for Pervasive Interventions of Eating Habits. To appear at Pervasive Health 2020.

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Authors

Zuoyi Zhang

Zuoyi Zhang

MSc Student
Teng Han

Teng Han

Alumni
John Swystun

John Swystun

Researchers and Visitors
Dr. Yumiko Sakamoto

Dr. Yumiko Sakamoto

Research Associate
Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair