Scaffolding meal planning and preparation process in families with young children
Anthropology Major (College of Arts & Sciences)
Christina Chung (School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering)
Healthy eating is important. However, how to eat healthily starts before the activity of eating itself. Knowing how to choose foods and what factors are behind each meal planning and preparation decisions can be crucial for learning how to make these decisions. In this research, we would like to understand how to design systems that can support families with young kids to unpack these decision making processes. In particular, we would like to encourage family members to collaborate on these decision making and celebrate these experiences together.
Technology or Computational Component
The research will involve designing potential technologies that support families with young children to communicate and scaffold the meal planning and preparation process. While no building/programming skills are required at this stage of the research, an understanding of or interests in understanding how technology work is important.